Approximately 300 Amtrak trains depart daily throughout the United States. Some of these trains are commuter services that connect nearby cities, while others are long-distance trains that connect states near and far. In fact, Amtrak offers 15 of these thoughtfully planned overnight expeditions.
The rail line also offers Thruway routes that connect train routes with other forms of transportation, allowing passengers to get to destinations that are otherwise not accessible by Amtrak. No matter how short or long the trip is, Amtrak trains travel at an impressive speed to connect passengers to their destinations as efficiently as possible. At maximum, the trains reach up to 150 mph, though many of the trains follow a pace closer to 100 mph during their fastest route portions.
Amtrak strives to ensure every guest has a comfortable ride and a memorable experience while traveling aboard their trains, and as such, offers several service classes from which to choose.
Full dining service is only available on select long-distance trains, including, but not limited to, the California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, and Coast Starlight. Guests that travel in private sleeping accommodations - Roomettes or Bedrooms - are treated to complimentary meals throughout their journeys.
Journeys throughout each of the country's unique regions depart throughout the year, and because Amtrak traverses through remote stretches and places where roads do not travel, there is no better way to see the hidden details of North America.