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Baggage Policy & Service

Amtrak Baggage Policy & Service

Take a moment to see all the ways Amtrak can help you bring aboard the items you want and need en route and at your destination. By following these policies, you'll have everything you need to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.

The carry-on and checked baggage policies on Amtrak Thruway Services of the 7000 and 8000 number series are determined by the operating carrier and may vary from those of Amtrak. Please ask Amtrak or the carrier for details.

carry-on baggage Carry-On Baggage

Each passenger can have a total of 2 carry-on bags, each not to exceed 50 lbs. (23 kg), 28 x 22 x 14 inches (700 x 550 x 350 millimeters).


Pack Your Luggage Packing Your Luggage

To get the most out of your travel experience, use our helpful guidelines when packing your luggage. Sleeping car accommodations and suggested baggage quantities are also provided.


Prohibited Items Prohibited Items

For the safety and security of our passengers and employees, Amtrak prohibits certain items onboard trains and/or in checked bags.


Baggage Services Baggage Services

Need help with your baggage or somewhere to store it while you explore the city? Amtrak offers temporary storage and baggage assistance at most staffed stations.

Checked Baggage Checked Baggage

Each passenger can check up to 4 bags - 2 free of charge and 2 for $20 per bag, each not to exceed 50 lbs. (23 kg), 75 linear inches (length + width + height).


Special Items Special Items

Baggage over the normal size restrictions or requiring special handling, such as baby items, bicycles, sporting equipment and firearms, may be subject to additional packing requirements and service fees.


Limited Liability for Baggage Limited Liability for Baggage

View the Amtrak official limitation of liability for carry-on baggage and baggage handled in Amtrak services such as checked baggage.


Amtrak Express Shipping Amtrak Express

Take advantage of our economically fast pallet and package shipping service. We service over 100 locations nationwide. Call 1-800-377-6914 for a quote today.