At what speed does Amtrak travel?

Answer Amtrak trains can go as fast as 100 miles per hour (mph), with the Acela---the high-speed train of the fleet---hitting 150 mph. The average speed, however, given track-design limitations and stops,... Read More »

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Does Amtrak have any weeklong (or less) travel deals?

Amtrak doesn't usually do special deals like that. They have their student discount and AAA discount, and that's about it.

My first Amtrak travel; what should I expect?

I find amtrak to be much less stressful than flying, though it takes longer. Security is not a big deal at all, because they routinely have a police officer or two on the train (don't worry, you wo... Read More »

What is the speed of amtrak trains?

Amtrak trains can typically get up to 100 mph, with the high-speed Acela train topping out at 150 mph. Due to track design and stops, they usually average far less than that, with the average speed... Read More »

How to Travel on Amtrak?

With concern about gas prices and energy shortages rising daily, Amtrak (the American passenger train system) is a better bargain than ever. Stations are typically located in the center of town, so... Read More »