How much is it to ship a box on Amtrak?

Amtrak Express Shipping

And in fact, it’s one of the cheapest options around for when you need to ship a few boxes. Cost: $40 to $80 for the first 100 pounds, and then 40 cents to 80 cents per pound after that.

Does Amtrak allow packages to be shipped?

Ship with Amtrak

We offer small package and less-than-truckload shipping services between more than 100 cities. For more information about rates, schedules and permitted items, call 1-800-377-6914 (8 am – 8 pm ET, Monday through Friday).

What is the cheapest way to ship boxes?

For single boxes, USPS is often the cheapest option. For large light boxes, USPS Priority Mail will be cheapest. For heavy large boxes or shipments of multiple boxes, consolidated freight is one of the most cost-effective shipping methods.

Can I take boxes on Amtrak?

Unlike many transportation options, traveling with Amtrak is twice as nice with our generous baggage policy. When you travel with us, you can carry-on two free pieces of luggage. Each item should not exceed 50 lbs. (23 kg) and needs to be 28 x 22 x 14 inches in size.

How much does it cost to ship a train?

How much does a train shipment cost?
Amtrak (least expensive)Amtrak (most expensive)Average uShip
$297$761$825
Aug 1, 2020

Does Amtrak charge for bags?

Checked Baggage

Each traveler can check up to 4 bags (2 free and 2 at $20 per bag). Size/weight limitations apply.

Can I bring a cooler on Amtrak?

A small cooler counts as a carry-on bag, and you can bring snacks, meals, take out food from nearby restaurants and even alcohol on Amtrak (note that to consume alcohol, you must be in a roomette or bedroom).

How early should I arrive for Amtrak?

Plan to arrive at the station at least 30 minutes before your train is scheduled to depart (Auto Train passengers should arrive at the station at least two hours prior to departure).