How to travel across america by train

Train stations in the united states


One of the most beautiful ways to travel through the desert is by train.    From the city of Oruro, you can take one of the most impressive routes through the desert in Bolivia. The trip between Oruro and Villazon runs through 500 kilometers of desert, in 4 stations, having as a great attraction the transport to the famous Salar de Uyuni.

This steam locomotive travels through an inaccessible part of the Tierra del Fuego National Park, delivering postcards of the zigzagging Pipo River, the Macarena waterfall, the tree cemetery and the majestic forest of the south of the world.

The Serra Verde Express links Curitiba and Morretes, in southern Brazil. This 110 km route moves through tropical forests and cliffs, even showing the Atlantic Ocean, providing one of the most impressive scenic routes in Brazil.

As its name suggests, this tour seeks to recapture the magic of rail travel in Chile. Departing from the Central Station in Santiago, this trip travels from mountain range to sea, until arriving at the port of San Antonio.

Traveling in the united states by train

Following general instructions from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), we regularly conduct random ticket verification checks on board trains to ensure that passengers have been properly ticketed. Be prepared to show a valid photo ID to an onboard staff member upon request.

All baggage must contain an identification tag. Free tags are available at our stations. For the safety and comfort of our passengers, we strictly enforce certain baggage restrictions. Learn more about our baggage policies.

Luxury train travel in the united states

This train is in the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and also the southernmost railroad in the world. Originally, when it was inaugurated in 1909, it served as a means of transporting goods from the Ushuaia National Prison and was popularly known as “the prisoners’ train”.

To travel by train from Oruro to Uyuni you can use the companies Expreso del Sur and Wara Wara del Sur, which provide the service in different schedules and two categories These trains are not tourist trains, so they are very economical and also give the possibility to mingle with the local people.

On its route it crosses some of the most rugged, inaccessible and spectacular terrain in the world along the historic lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway. An experience that, in addition to traveling through spectacular landscapes, aims to make the traveler feel like a member of royalty.

This train connects the city of Bogota and the mining community of Zipaquira, where the beautiful Salt Cathedral is located 180 meters underground. Initially, the cathedral was a prayer chapel for the miners but was later transformed into a marvel of Colombian architecture.Photo:

Amtrak train inside

Undoubtedly, taking a train trip is one of the best ways to discover a country. That is why we have loved the proposal of a trip along the West Coast of the United States of America by train (and for less than 100 euros) that has the company Amtrax, which has a route that goes from Seattle to Los Angeles, passing through Portland and Sacramento in the state of California, in its train called Coast Starlight Train.

The offer is very seductive and very appetizing, no doubt. A trip on this line, which makes daily trips between Los Angeles and Seattle, can be quite an adventure. Along the way, the Coast Starlight Train passes through Santa Barbara, across the San Francisco Bay Area, the California capital of Sacramento and through Portland.

This legendary train offers seating in Sleeping Cars and Dining Cars as well as spectacular views from the so-called Tourist Lounge Car. A perfect plan to travel, eat and rest, without missing the scenery.

The good thing is that the price is quite affordable, since the prices are from 97 US dollars, up to tickets that include bed for overnight trips and your own window in the cabin. If you can afford it, there are also Business Class tickets, which include wine and cheese tastings on board the train as you travel through the American country.

Rate this post