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Pre-Departure Checklist

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.

Travel Documents

Be sure you have all travel-related documents together before you leave for the train station.

Health and Medical Precautions

If you or someone in your party takes medication, or has special health or medical needs, visit

Hotels, Rental Cars, Activities & More

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

Seating & Sleeping

On most Amtrak trains, seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Once onboard, the conductor may assign seats.

Special Meals

Some of our trains can accommodate certain dietary needs, including kosher and vegetarian meals, as well as reduced-sodium or reduced-cholesterol selections.

What to Do on Your Train Ride

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.