We are flexible in the time that we leave and the class of travel we book, its a long trip and we want to be comfortable and sit together.
We are in the US for 3 weeks so will have a reasonable amount of luggage, some of which will be large suitcases, whilst we are capable of handling our luggage ourselves we would prefer if we could check it in rather than take it on board ourselves.
and takes 6 1/2 hours.
The alternative is the Northeastern Express Business Class service that takes over 8 hours and costs US$600.
We are happy to pay the extra if its quicker and more comfortable, but really can't tell from the Amtrak site.
Do all of the trains have reserved seating? It says reserved seating on the Coach tickets but I can't see it on any of the others.
I know flying would be about the same cost but we think we would like to try the train instead, we are only going to cities this trip (Washington, Boston and NYC) and it will be a bit of chill out time to watch the countryside roll by...at least thats what we are hoping! And we will have spent an awful lot of time on a plane on our way over!
We are returning to DC on 19 July but only from NYC so a much shorter trip, not sure what to book for that either.
Any thoughts on our plans or suggestions would be much appreciated!