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#1 Sep 24, 2013
Has anyone rode on an Amtrak before? Are they expenssive to ride? Does it take long to get wherever you going? Seriouly I am clueless and wanted someone's opinions about them before I make up my mind to ride one or not, maybe to Raleigh, NC and back.
#2 Sep 24, 2013
I have on several occasions and dont have anything really bad to say about them. I detest driving if i dont have to so it works great in certain circumstances. I found the price ok as compared to what you would pay in gas/hotel etc. If you look around online or the amtrack website they offer specials so look before you buy your tickets. Some of the stations are in bad parts of town so make sure you have someone picking you up at the time of arrival as the inside of the station may not be open. They have a bar cart and outlets for laptops. I usually just put in my headphones and watch a movie on my phone, No wifi tho. The travel time seems to be comparable to driving possibly a little bit longer as you will be making stops along the way. I would suggest giving it a try i dont know why more people dont ride them especially instate. This is just my experience tho im sure some people have horror stories so take it for what its worth ive probably ridden 10 or 15 times.
#3 Sep 24, 2013
Thanks lefty, that is a lot of help! I will look it all up one day for a good price, once I can get my nerve up to ride. I will also take your advice about the bad parts of town too. Thanks again!
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