Vancouver, British Columbia, train traveling through the Rocky Mountains with luxury dining on board
Add These Scenic Long-Distance Train Trips To Your U.S. Bucket List
This 18-hour overnight journey travels over 760 miles and stops in major cities such as Pittsburgh and Cleveland on a trip between Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
Capitol Limited
Travelers can see striking views of the Allegheny Mountains, Potomac River, Harpers Ferry National Park, and the one-of-a-kind Pittsburgh cityscape and Ohio farmlands.
This line offers a variety of accommodations and amenities, including an unrestricted dining service for travelers in private rooms, as well as a pet program.
This 1,377-mile, 36-hour Amtrak route between Seattle and Los Angeles ranks highly among travelers, with stunning vistas, roomy accommodations, and an affordable price.
Coast Starlight
From lush forested lands and snow-capped mountains to waves lapping against golden beaches, this journey's scenery does not disappoint.
Passengers get unobstructed views of the natural splendor of the West Coast from the observation car, and there are stops in cities like Portland and Sacramento.
This magnificent 48-hour Amtrak route from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes you past vistas of the Bayou, national parks, the southwestern desert, and the Rocky Mountains.
Sunset Limited
With three weekly departures, passengers can take advantage of multiple stops in popular cities to see their nearby allures, and you can easily access other popular journeys.
This 10.5-hour, 467-mile train trip is a must for travelers looking to see dramatic vistas of the untouched wilderness of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.
Amtrak Cascades
From Vancouver, British Columbia, to Eugene, Oregon, riders will see lush forests, the incredible Columbia River Gorge, flowing waterfalls, a volcano, and many mountain ranges.
This European-style train has a sleek design, large viewing windows, comfy reclining seats, and a beautiful Bistro Car that gives travelers a taste of the Pacific Northwest.
Passengers will find standard accommodations (coach or business class seating) and great onboard amenities during this half-day trip through Southern California.
Pacific Surfliner
After leaving San Diego, the Pacific Surfliner covers over 350 miles in roughly six hours and has several stops in Anaheim, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara.
This scenic route has miles of pristine beaches, picturesque vineyards, the rugged coastline, the Pacific Ocean, and ample historic sites in its final destination, San Luis Obispo.