Amtrak’s Acela Express First Class Meal Service Times

Amtrak runs a “high speed” rail line from Washington DC to Boston, and intermediate stops, called the Acela Express. Acela features a First and Business Class, with First Class offering a meal service onboard.


Limited Time Offers Up To 50,000 Points

Since the train is constantly moving and stopping, meal service windows can be confusing, especially for passengers boarding in different stations.

Here’s how Amtrak defines their meal service windows on the Acela Express in First Class:

  • If you board prior to 10a then you will receive breakfast.
  • If you board between 10am-2pm then you will receive lunch.
  • If you board after 300pm then you will receive dinner.

According to Amtrak, “Please be advised that we only offer one complimentary meal in First Class on the Acela Express.”

You can view a sample Amtrak Acela First Class menu here. Overall, the food usually isn’t half bad, and in some cases, is better than what you’d receive 30,000 feet up.

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 9.09.10 PM


Find those elusive Awards & Upgrades - Find Flight Availability, Flight Upgrades & Awards, Frequent Flyer Information and more with

Looking for the best way to earn miles and points quickly? Visit the "Credit Cards" drop down on the main menu bar above for the hottest deals! Want to learn more and stay up to date on the latest tips, tricks and deals? Join My Travel Tips Facebook Page!   This site is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.

READ MORE  Review: Thalys Comfort 1 from Brussels to Paris

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *