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Amtrak Express Shipping

Ship with Amtrak

We offer small package and less-than-truckload shipping services between more than 100 cities.

For information regarding rates, schedules and permitted articles, call 1-800-377-6914 (8 am - 8 pm ET, Monday through Friday); only shipping information is available at this telephone number. For other customer inquiries, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Note: New York Penn Station does not originate Amtrak Express (or human remains) shipments. This station only receives such shipments originating at other Amtrak stations. The Newark, NJ station provides full Amtrak Express services.

Kinds of Shipping Services Offered
Small Package Shipments
  • Weight limit for each item: 50 lbs. (23 kg)
  • Size limit for each item: 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft
    (90 cm by 90 cm by 90 cm)
  • Weight limit for each shipment: 500 lbs. (227 kg)
Heavy and Commercial Shipments

Many major stations handle pallets and packages.

  • Individual pallets of up to 500 lbs. (227 kg)
  • Weight limit for each non-palletized item: 50 lbs. (23 kg)
  • Size limit for each non-palletized item: 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft (90 cm by 90 cm by 90 cm)
  • Weight limit for each shipment: 500 lbs. (227 kg)
Bicycles

Regular bicycles and unicycles may be shipped on Amtrak Express. Bikes must be securely packed in a box; you may bring your own box or purchase one at the station (call ahead for details and to make sure that boxes are available). Bicycles are generally exempt from Amtrak Express size requirements. Learn more about Bringing Your Bicycle Onboard.

Human Remains

Amtrak Express offers station-to-station shipment of remains to many express cities. At most stations, funeral directors must provide staff to load and unload the remains onto and off the train. The level of assistance required must be confirmed with the local Amtrak station agent at the origin and destination points.