While you are planning a long trip by train, the question of how to maintain good hygiene comes into play to anybody that travels for more than a few hours straight.
There are many people asking if AmTrak trains have showers, while the general answer is yes, it depends what train you take and how long your trip will be.
AmTrak has many long routes around the country, and depending what kind of ticket you purchase your seat might not have showers available.
AmTrak uses Superliner and Viewliner cars which are used for long distance trips, there are few types of these cars, coaches cars, dining cars, lounges and sleeping cars.Depending on your destination, AmTrak’s Superliner or Viewliner sleeping cars might offer up to 8 different types of rooms out of which a few are equipped with showers, there are also showers available for common use, not private for your room only. The price difference can be significant.
AmTrak trains have showers on the following cars.
One thing I need to mention is that Superliner Accessible Bedroom doesn’t offer in-room showers, if you are looking for an Accessible Bedroom with in-room showers, Viewliner might be your only option.
AmTrak Train Showers - What are they like?
Overall the showers provided on AmTrak trains are great, with good pressure, unlimited water (you should keep in mind the fact that other passengers will need hot water), reasonable clean with plenty of towels. Rarely you have to wait in line, but expect that to happen.
From my experience, I can pass on some tips.
Shower while the train is stopped if you are unsure on your feet.
Clean up after yourself.
The water supply is limited, be considered about the consumption.
You should bring your own shampoo, AmTrak might not provide that.
Mornings are the busiest.
For a complete list of amenities for each type of car, please visit AmTrak’s page.
I hope this article was helpful for your upcoming trip, the fact that AmTrak Trains does have showers it’s a “clean” thing!Enjoy your trip!