First Class Accommodations and Service for Acela Express Passengers

Roomy, Comfortable Seating

While in First Class, you'll relax in spacious one-by-two seating. All of our seats have adjustable headrests, lumbar support, footrests and handy individual AC outlets to power up your device. Conference tables, with seating for two or four, are also available. A luggage tower and oversized overhead bins enable easy storage of carry-on luggage. See how spacious the Acela seating is compared with most airlines.

Assigned Seating Exclusively Available on Select Acela Express Trains

You can now reserve your preferred seat in First Class on select Acela Express trains. Have more peace of mind knowing your seat is waiting for you. Once you've selected Complete Purchase, you'll automatically be assigned a seat. To select a different seat, find your reservation in the Amtrak app or visit "Modify Trip" on

At-Seat Service Onboard

Once onboard, you'll enjoy at-seat service provided by our onboard staff of First Class attendants. They'll be pleased to provide you a complimentary meal, along with a newspaper and beverage of your choice, and will be available to help you throughout your journey. Learn more about the Acela First Class dining experience.

Exclusive Access to ClubAcela

Acela First Class service starts with access to ClubAcela in several northeast major stations — Boston South Station, New York Penn Station, Philadelphia 30th Street Station and Washington, DC Union Station with WiFi available. There, you can access your e-mail, conduct a meeting in the conference room, or simply relax and enjoy a complimentary snack. ClubAcela attendants are available to offer assistance and to direct you to your train. Visit Station Lounges for more details about ClubAcela.

See more reasons why you should choose Acela Express over air travel or buses. Book your First Class ticket today and begin enjoying a higher class of service.