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What is it like onboard?

Relax and enjoy the journey with Amtrak's accommodations.

Stretch out and relax with your very own bedroom during your Amtrak train trip! After all, it's what's on the inside that counts.

a couple in a private sleeping room onboard amtrak

Seating accommodations

Comfortable and economical, Coach Class offers large, reclining seats with fold-down tray tables, overhead reading lights, and overhead luggage racks. Plus, with large, panoramic windows, you can lean back and enjoy the view. If you want to get up and stretch your legs, there’s plenty of room to walk around, with restrooms conveniently located in every car. 

On shorter train journeys, Amtrak’s Coach Class seats provide a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the view. On long-distance journeys, you will find extra-spacious Coach Class seating with leg rests designed to enhance your comfort for long or overnight trips. Coach class seats are available on all Amtrak trains except Acela Express trains.

a happy couple onboard Amtrak in coach accommodations while wearing facial coverings

Private sleeping room accommodations


For customers seeking both privacy and savings, Roomettes feature two comfortable seats by day and upper and lower berths by night. Each room includes a big picture window, fresh towels and linens, and access to a private restroom and shower.

Amtrak's new bedding and cushions for roomettes
woman reading book in a roomette onboard amtrak
Man and woman drinking and laughing in roomette
mother and daughter playing cards in their private room aboard Amtrak


For customers seeking plenty of comfort and room, Bedrooms provide twice the space as a Roomette and feature a sofa and armchair by day and upper and lower berths by night. Each room includes a big picture window, fresh towels and linens, and an in-room sink, restroom, and shower.

New bedding on amtrak's Superliner Bedroom
woman laying down in amtrak bedroom
couple sitting in a private amtrak bedroom
cute couple onboard amtrak's overnight private sleeping bedroom

Bedroom Suite

For customers seeking the ultimate sleeping car experience, Bedrooms Suites combine two adjoining Bedrooms — featuring two sofas and two armchairs by day and four berths by night. Each suite includes two big picture windows, fresh towels and linens, and two in-room sinks, restrooms, and showers.

comfortable couple on amtrak bedroom suite bunk beds
couple looking at each other from bunkbeds onboard amtrak

Family Bedroom

For customers traveling with kids, Family Bedrooms span the width of the car with ample space for two adults and two children (aged 2-12). Each room features two sofas by day and two upper and two lower berths by night, plus two big picture windows, fresh towels and linens, and access to a private restroom and shower.

mom and child reading book in private room onboard amtrak
mom and son in amtrak private family bedroom

Accessible Bedroom

For customers traveling with a disability, Accessible Bedrooms are located on the entry-level of the train and offer ample space for a wheelchair. Each room features a sofa for two by day and upper and lower berths by night, plus a big picture window, fresh towels and linens an accessible in-room sink and restroom, and access to a private shower.

Friends in the Viewliner Wheelchair Accessible spaces

Dining Cars

Great food, amazing views. Amtrak Dining Cars offer a truly unique experience. Large windows on both sides of the car offer panoramic views of the passing scenery while you enjoy a family-style dining experience on rails. Learn more and view sample menus.

Café/Lounge Car

Amtrak's single level lounge car diagram


Amtrak's sightseer lounge car diagram

Available in most Amtrak® long-distance trains, the Lounge Car is a popular place to grab a quick snack, unwind or meet new people. The upper level of our Sightseer Lounge Car offers a more dramatic view of the passing scenery with wraparound windows. Or, if you prefer, you’re always welcome to enjoy your sandwiches, soft drinks, beer, wine, or cocktails in the car or back at your seat.

Frequently asked questions

Are meals included with my sleeping accommodations or any other perks?

Yes, all meals are included with the purchase of sleeping accommodations aboard the train as well as several other perks including; a picture window, showers and toilets, electrical outlets, climate...

How can I keep medication cold onboard?

We can supply ice for your cooler/container to keep medication cool. You may carry dry ice for your medication in checked baggage or carry-on baggage as long as it meets the proper conditions.

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...

Experience our private sleeping rooms

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Join our free presentations and learn all about the Amtrak Vacations experience. Our travel experts will share what it’s like onboard the train and how to make the most out of your bucket list rail vacation - live! Hop onboard and learn all about the joys of the journey.