By Train

Train travel can be a great alternative to driving or flying if you want a scenic and relaxing trip, but don’t want to drive in the US. If you want to travel between US cities, look no further than Amtrak. You can travel all along the east and western coasts of the US, or go coast to coast if you want too.

They have an interactive map of the train routes Amtrak services that will let you plan your route.

Price:

  • A sample one way “value” fare from Seattle to New York will cost around $270 as of this writing. This is for a summer trip with stops in Portland and Chicago.

Time:

  • That same trip will take about 70 hours of travel time, not including additional stop times.

For inner city transportation, there are commuter trains in over a dozen cities in the US. Check here for a full list to see if there are trains in your area.