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Coach or Business on the Auto Train?

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#1 Guest_Matt_*

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:53 AM

Looking at taking my first trip on Amtrak (or long distance train in general) this weekend from Lorton to Sanford on the auto train after picking up a new car in NJ. Coach is coming in at $135 and Business at $200. Is the business class seat worth the extra money? What can I expect other than more space, is the food/service improved?


I would love a roomette but I can't justify $600+ for it (just me traveling). 

#2 PVD



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:35 PM

Business Class on the Auto Train
Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on the Auto Train and you'll have access to exclusive amenities such as:

Fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure
25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members
Priority boarding
Seating in dedicated car
Complimentary comfort kit
Two bottles of water
Meals in sleeping passenger Dining Car


I think the seating is the same size as a regular SL LD coach. It is likely to be a little quieter with less kids....slightly more choice in the dining car at dinner for Sleepers and B/C over coach

#3 RichieRich


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:57 PM

As an almost monthly traveler on the AutoTrain (end bedroom when alone, 2 adjoining bedrooms 4 times-a-year with the niece)...Business has the exact same seats. Basically, you get a bottle of water and you can have "First Class" microwave dining. LOL  If you go Coach...book a downstairs seat: more private, no one walking past all nite, though I see they're booked up. See if there's a Business available downstairs.

Edited by RichieRich, 09 November 2017 - 01:04 PM.

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