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Plan Your Amtrak Trip

Trip planning is easy with Amtrak Vacations. Here’s everything you need to know about planning your train vacation from start to finish, including booking information, luggage requirements, options onboard the train, passports and identification, everyday travel discounts, and more. You’re on your way to a hassle-free, relaxing journey!

Getting started

We’re here to help you make stress-free, informed travel decisions. Call Amtrak Vacations and speak with a Rail Expert. Our friendly Rail Experts will help you plan, customize, and book the vacation of your dreams.

Onboard experience

When you travel on an Amtrak train, it’s so much more than just getting to your destination. It’s stretching out and relaxing. It’s eating and sleeping. It’s the scenery that will take your breath away. It’s simply a better way to travel.

Preparing for your trip

Learn about station information, customizing your vacation, available payment options, and how we offer maximum flexibility so you can travel to any destination in North America the train goes and on any date or length of trip.

Available resources

Looking for brochures or our guide for experiencing National Parks by Rail? Get instant access to our most helpful resources and online guides, or join one of our free webinar presentations for one-on-one Q&A time.

Frequently asked questions

What's included in a private sleeping room?

In all rooms, daytime seating converts to beds at night. Electrical outlets, climate controls, reading lights, a small closet, and a fold-down table are all within easy reach. Bed linens and soap are...

How far in advance can I book my Amtrak Vacations holiday?

With Amtrak Vacations, most of our trips can be booked up to 24 months in advance. To make a booking, please call Amtrak Vacations on 1300 650 257.

What flexibility do we have when travelling with Amtrak Vacations?

The safety and security of our guests is our top priority. Given the current US and foreign government national emergencies and circumstances beyond our control, we have revised our terms and...

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Join our live presentations

Are you interested in learning all about rail vacations, private sleeping room accommodations, and the exciting experiences we offer?

Attending one of our free, live webinars is the best way to become a Rail Insider. You’ll be the first to see what it’s really like onboard Amtrak, explore which routes are the most scenic, and have the opportunity to get all of your questions answered live.