SimonCommunity
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FEATURE: How to Take the Train to US Cruise Ports

Cruise Maven Reports: Forget Flying! Here’s How to Take Amtrak to Cruise Ports in the USA

Tags: Amtrak Train Transportation

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BAK1061
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Here in NY, AMTRAK will take you to Penn Station.  From there it's a short cab ride to the pier. Can you walk ? Yes, but why drag your luggage around looking like a tourist.  Happy

JusMe
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I have taken the train a few times when I leave out of San Diego port.  From Los Angeles to San Diego is only about 3.5 to 4 hours by train and the price was about the same as parking and gas.  I have looked into taking the train up to Seattle but that is 30 hours.  The price is good for just a seat,  but if you want a shared sleeper car it can be less to fly.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Thank you for posting this. Interesting read.  I'm a bit leery about trains, especially winter travel. Also, from my location, trains are often more expensive than flying... which I feel is really quite odd.  In any event, I'll keep this in mind.

 

cruznjan
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We took the Amtrak Cascades from Seattle to Vancouver, where we got a cab to the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. It was a pleasant trip.

cruznjan
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Hubby is thinking of taking the train to Los Angeles for our next cruise.

Bubba54
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We just took the Amtrak from Central California to Seattle. The train ride was 32hrs and we just booked a coach seat. I found it acceptable to sleep in for one night. We had a blast. We went got in the night before and grabbed a hotel. Took ships shuttle from Sea-tac to Vancouver.  I would do it again. Just a note the dining rear is expensive and there is limited options.

BDRebel
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I would love to take the train, but for two things:

The train is as expensive as flying, taking 5 days opposed to 3 hours.

To get from south Texas to Florida, you start in San Antonio, to Chicago, to Washington DC, then to Florida. They no longer have a direct route from Florida to Texas.

Given that, I will drive for three days.

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