Checked Baggage Service
For your convenience, check your baggage free of charge. Amtrak offers checked baggage service at a number of stations and on many trains and Thruway Services. This service is only available to ticketed passengers whose origin and destination stations offer checked baggage. Not all trains or locations are equipped to handle checked baggage.
2 Bags Free
Up to 50 lbs. and 75 linear inches*
2 Additional Bags
Oversized baggage (76 - 100 linear inches*)
*Linear inches: length + width + height
- Luggage must be checked 45 minutes prior to scheduled train departure.
- Make sure you have a tag with your name and address on the outside of all your bags.
- If checked baggage is not offered on a train/bus in your itinerary, it may be accepted on another train/bus bound for the same destination (excluding firearms). Advance check-in is recommended.
- En-route transfers between stations will require at least two hours of scheduled layover time to avoid delays.
Trainside Checked Baggage Service
Self-serve trainside checked baggage service is available to and from the following stations only: Charleston, WV; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, WI; Crawfordsville, IN; Dyer, IN; Hammond, LA; Lafayette, IN; Meridian, MS; Mount Pleasant, IA; Rensselaer, IN; Texarkana, AR; Tuscaloosa, AL; Winona, MN.
When departing from a station with trainside checked baggage service, you'll need to tag your luggage with a baggage tag for your destination city and walk your luggage to the baggage car. At the baggage car, hand your luggage to the Amtrak crew member and you'll receive a claim check to retrieve your luggage at the destination station.
When arriving at a station with trainside checked baggage service, the train crew will let you know where you can claim your luggage. When retrieving your luggage, hand the claim check to the Amtrak crew member to receive your luggage.