If you've never traveled on Amtrak, or it's been a while since you have, here are some things to remember before you leave for the station.
Be sure you have all travel-related documents together before you leave for the train station.
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Make all your travel arrangements with Amtrak. Choose from thousands of hotel properties and car rentals at or within one mile of 70 major train stations. Many destinations even offer show tickets, sightseeing tours, dinner reservations and other special events.
Amtrak has partnered with Allianz Global Assistance to offer optional travel insurance benefits and travel assistance services to protect your trip investment.
Carry-on baggage is limited to two pieces per passenger (with few exceptions). Checked baggage service is available on certain services.
On most Amtrak trains, seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Once onboard, the conductor may assign seats.
Some of our trains can accommodate certain dietary needs, including kosher and vegetarian meals, as well as reduced-sodium or reduced-cholesterol selections.
In addition to what you plan to enjoy on the train, you may consider the abundant resources and information Amtrak offers to make your train ride more enjoyable.