What can I bring on the Amtrak train
Small items include things such as medical devices, pillows and blankets, coats, coolers, purses and small bags, and electronic devices. Carry-on baggage must be stowed either overhead or under the seat in front of you (standard Amtrak trains usually have rather large overhead areas for storing luggage).
Can you bring food and drinks on Amtrak
You may bring your own food and beverages onboard for consumption at your seat or private Sleeping Car accommodations. However, you can only consume food and beverages purchased in Dining and Lounge Cars in those cars. Personal food and beverages are allowed in the upper level of Superliner Sightseer Lounges.
Does Amtrak check your bags
If checked baggage is available, each passenger can check two bags free of charge to their final destination. Checked baggage is not offered on all trains and stations, so please check with Amtrak to see if checked baggage is available throughout your journey. The complete baggage policy is available on Amtrak.com.
Can you bring alcohol on Amtrak
Alcohol. Amtrak sells alcoholic beverages on its trains, but if you’re particularly partial to a specific wine, beer or liquor, you’re permitted to board with the drink and consume it during your trip. You can’t, however, consume your own alcohol in public areas of the train.
What is not allowed on Amtrak
According to its list of ‘Prohibited Items,’ Amtrak contraband includes: Animals, including “comfort” animals. That wouldn’t have worked either, as animals used for emotional support are not allowed on Amtrak, ever.
Do I need ID to get on Amtrak
Documents. All Amtrak passengers must have their train tickets with them to board the train and while on-board, as ticket checks are periodically completed. All travelers over age 18 and all unaccompanied minors age 15 and over must have a government issued I.D., such as a passport, driver’s license or military I.D.
Can you take snacks on Amtrak
Bringing Your Food Aboard
You may bring your own food and beverages onboard for consumption at your seat or private Sleeping Car accommodations. However, you can only consume food and beverages purchased in Dining and Lounge Cars in those cars.
How early should you arrive for Amtrak
We recommend arriving a minimum of 30-45 minutes before the train is scheduled to roll out. But if you’re new to the station, plan to check baggage or want to grab a magazine before your trip, earlier is better.
Is it illegal to drink on a train
On most trains in England and Wales, drinking alcohol is allowed. However, train operators may opt to run “dry” trains, meaning passengers cannot bring alcohol on board nor consume it.
Do trains search your bags
Checked baggage service is available at a number of our stations and on many trains and Thruway Services. Not all trains or locations are equipped to handle checked baggage. Before you travel, make sure to check and see if your train and origin and destination stations accept checked baggage.
Are seats assigned on Amtrak
Seats are automatically assigned upon reservation. To select a preferred seat, customers can simply modify their assigned seat at any time prior to boarding at Amtrak.com, through Amtrak’s mobile app or with a ticket agent. There are no fees to choose or modify a seat assignment.
Can I bring a car seat on Amtrak
There are no seat belts aboard an Amtrak train, but you will not need them. Amtrak does not require car seats or booster seats of any kind, and they do not require those under 2 to have their own seat.