Riding on Amtrak for the First Time
Riding Amtrak for the first time? Welcome aboard. We have useful tips and information for travelers like you to make your first rail journey as enjoyable as it could be. Don't forget to share your train travel experience with us afterward.
Review this handy guide and make your trip as trouble-free as possible.
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Find out more about the stations you'll travel from, to, or through when you ride Amtrak.
Review the policy for unaccompanied minors.
Baggage Policy & Service
Pack or ship your luggage according to our baggage guidelines and make the most of our service.
Seating accommodations vary depending on your route and the kind of train equipment in use.
Take a virtual tour of our sleeping accommodations on Amtrak long-distance train routes.
Trails & Rails Onboard
Appreciate the natural and cultural heritage onboard with volunteer rangers.