Amtrak cross-country trains: Pricing and other details

March 2, 2012

Amtrak

800-USA-RAIL (872-7245)

www.amtrak.com

Starting prices for one passenger are below. Note that prices rise as departure dates approach. Meals are included in roomette and bedroom rates. When two people travel, only one accommodation fare applies, although each person pays a rail fare. Rail fare discounts available for children (50 percent); seniors and Student Advantage members (15 percent); and active military and AAA members (10 percent), among others. Rates change if you disembark before the final destination or add stops to your journey.

Capitol Limited: Washington to Chicago

Coach: $90

Roomette with bunk beds: $231

Bedroom with bath: $360

California Zephyr: Chicago to San Francisco

Coach: $155

Roomette: $438

Bedroom with bath: $755

Southwest Chief: Chicago to Los Angeles

Coach: $156

Roomette: $475

Bedroom with bath: $811

Empire Builder: Chicago to Seattle

Coach: $159

Roomette: $388

Bedroom with bath: $664

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