Cruise Maven Reports: Forget Flying! Here’s How to Take Amtrak to Cruise Ports in the USA
FEATURE: How to Take the Train to US Cruise Ports
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hubby is thinking of taking the train to Los Angeles for our next cruise.
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.
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.