All baggage, both carry-on and checked, must be visibly tagged with your name and address. Amtrak staff has baggage tags available if you need them.

Carry-on items

Passengers may carry two personal items, 25 lbs. (12 kg) 14x11x7 inches each, such as small bags, backpacks, purses, laptops. Personal items can also include neck pillows, blankets and outer garments. nce on board the train, carry-on bags may be stowed in overhead bins or baggage rack.

Be aware of prohibited items

Checked items

Each passenger may check two luggage items for free. Two additional items may be checked for a $20 fee per item. If you are checking luggage items, please arrive 45 minutes before your train's departure time.

Size of items

Each bag weighing 50 lbs. (23 kg) or less, and measuring less than 75 linear inches (length + width + height). Oversize bags between 75 and 100 linear inches may be checked for $20 apiece.

Limited availability

Checked baggage service is not available at unstaffed stations:

  • Olympia/Lacey
  • Tukwila
  • Kelso/Longview
  • Oregon City
  • Stanwood


Bicycles are welcome aboard Amtrak Cascades. See the bicycle guide for more information.

Special Items

Special items such as sports equipment, strollers, etc. are allowed on the train. Amtrak accepts a number of special items such as baby strollers, golf bags, musical instruments, snowboards, and skis (one board or set per bag/container).

Special items (such as skis, golf bags and surfboards) must be properly packed and visibly tagged.

In most cases there is a handling charge of $10 to $20 per special item. Contact 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) for more information.