Reserved Business Class seating is the minimum class of service on Acela Express. Or choose Business Class as an upgrade on the Coast Starlight and many short/medium-distance trains. If you've never upgraded to Business Class on Amtrak, you might be surprised at how affordable it is.
With spacious, comfortable seats, you can fold down your extra-large tray table, plug in to an at-seat power outlet and get to work. Or recline, stretch out your legs and take a much needed break. You'll also be able to enjoy a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage when the train is equipped with a food service car.
Business Class passengers aboard Acela Express, Carolinian, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Maple Leaf, Northeast Regional, Palmetto, Pennsylvanian and Vermonter trains have complementary unlimited access to The New York Times and Washington Post digital newspapers during their trip. Access to these papers is provided through the entertainment tab on the AmtrakConnect page.
On the Coast Starlight, you'll also get two bottles of water and a $6.00 food and beverage coupon you can use to enjoy a meal or snack in the Diner, Lounge or Parlour Car. You'll have access to the Parlour Car to enjoy the popular wine tastings, for a small fee. When it's time to get back to business, stay connected with free Wi-Fi access.
On the Pacific Surfliner, enjoy a reserved seat with extra leg room, complimentary beverages (glass of wine in the afternoon), light snacks and newspapers. You'll also receive complimentary access to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Lounge.