Packing Your Luggage
Prior to arriving at the station, ensure your baggage items are packed appropriately, in suitable containers for transport as specified below:
- Containers must be able to withstand necessary handling and weather elements.
- Examples of unsuitable containers include (but are not limited to) trash bags, plastic shipping containers, large packing boxes, containers that let sharp/pointed items protrude, or containers that cannot securely hold contents or prevent exposure to weather.
- All items must contain an ID tag – free tags supplied at stations.
- Contents must be necessary for wear, use, comfort, or convenience of the passenger for the purpose of the trip; items being transported for business or resident relocation not accepted.
- Cardboard boxes will only be accepted in checked baggage – boxes must have handles and be adequate for shipping; Amtrak shipping boxes are available for sale.
Sleeping Car Accommodations
To get the most out your experience and to avoid any issues with storage, we recommend that passengers in sleeping car accommodations limit themselves to the following by room type.
- Roomette: Two overnight bags
- Family Bedroom: Two to three suitcases
- Bedroom: Two suitcases
- Accessible Bedroom: Two suitcases and a wheelchair