Riding on Amtrak for the First Time

Riding Amtrak for the first time? Welcome aboard. We have useful tips and information for travelers like you to make your first rail journey as enjoyable as it could be. Don't forget to share your train travel experience with us after your trip.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Review this handy guide and make your trip as trouble-free as possible

Baggage Policy & Service

Pack or ship your luggage according to our baggage guidelines and make the most of our service.

Seating Accommodations

Seating accommodations vary depending on your route and the kind of train equipment in use.

Sleeping Accommodations

Take a virtual tour of our sleeping accommodations on Amtrak long-distance train routes.

Unaccompanied Minors

Review the policy for unaccompanied minors.

Trails & Rails Onboard Programs

Appreciate the natural and cultural heritage onboard with volunteer rangers.