Bring your food aboard: You may bring your own food and beverages onboard. Please note that federal health regulations prohibit Amtrak personnel from handling your food, heating it in their ovens, or storing it in onboard refrigerators.
Planning for contingencies: Unfortunately, trains are sometimes delayed and food supplies may become limited. If you have special dietary requirements, or a condition such as diabetes, Amtrak suggests that you carry sufficient food with you to meet your needs in the event of a delay or other contingency.
Beverage service: Amtrak serves alcoholic beverages aboard Amtrak in most Dining, Lounge and Cafe Cars.
You also may bring aboard your own private stock of alcoholic beverages and consume such beverages subject to the following limitations:
- You may consume private stock alcoholic beverages only in Sleeping Car accommodations for which you have a valid ticket.
- You may not consume private stock alcoholic beverages in any public areas.
Bring it with you: If you anticipate requiring medication en route, please carry it with you aboard your train.
Do not pack your medication in checked baggage, or leave it packed in your car on the Auto Train, as you will not have access to your checked bags or vehicle during your journey. With advanced notice, Amtrak can supply ice for your cooler to keep medication cool.