Amtrak’s bike program is now available on the Coast Starlight (Seattle – Los Angeles). This long distance train is the most recent to offer customers trainside checked bicycle service. This new amenity gives customers the opportunity to travel with their bicycles along the west coast and to different regions throughout the U.S. The new amenity is also available on the Cardinal, Sunset Limited, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, City of New Orleans, Lake Shore Limited, Texas Eagle and Northeast Regional trains with baggage service for travel between select cities.
Customers will be able to hand their standard full-size bicycle to an Amtrak crew member, who will then hang the item on a rack in the baggage car. This enhanced service is available at staffed stations that offer checked baggage.