• Boston
  • New Haven
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Wilmington
  • Washington
7 hours Multiple Departures Daily

Superior comfort, with more space and legroom than typical airline seating. With free WiFi, and power outlets at your seat it’s easy to stay connected while traveling at speeds up to 150 mph. To save even more time, Acela offers downtown to downtown service between Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and other intermediate cities.

Acela - A Distinctive Experience

Amenities in both Business Class or First Class

  • Seat selection
  • A faster trip with fewer stops
  • Arrive at the station just minutes before departure
  • Convenient electrical outlets and conference tables
  • Adjustable lighting and large tray tables

Enhanced accommodations and superior service await in Acela First Class:

Our Commitment

The safety of Amtrak’s customer and employees is our top priority. For everyone’s protection we require facial coverings be worn in stations and onboard.

Additionally, we are taking extra steps to more frequently sanitize our stations and trains, as well as limiting the number of passengers onboard to support physical distancing.

Learn more about Amtrak’s commitment to keeping you safe.

Get the Amtrak App Today

Discover the convenience of traveling with Amtrak. Get simple and intuitive access to all the travel information you need with the Amtrak app, whenever you need it.

  • Show your eTicket while onboard
  • Purchase tickets with dollars or Amtrak Guest Rewards points
  • Check train status
  • Find station hours and addresses
  • Get gate and track boarding information at select stations
  • Save credit cards for quick checkout

Features & Amenities

Accommodations vary by train.

Accommodations vary by train.

The safety of our passengers remains our first priority, and we thank you for taking your journey with us. Except for when you are actively eating or drinking, Amtrak requires that a mask or face covering be properly worn at all times while onboard. First Class customers enjoy complimentary at-seat meal and beverage service provided by our onboard attendants. Selections include freshly prepared chef inspired entrees as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Business Class customers have access to the Café Acela, where snacks, sandwiches, and beverages are available for purchase.

Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.

Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.

See the Complete Pet Program Guidelines