Amtrak is the national company that connects most of the United States territory. At the general level the rail service is good and most of the stations are in the center of the cities. The trains are equipped with car beds, panoramic cars, snack bar, restaurant, an entertainment car and for tourists are offered valid passes for more than a month.

However, the airlines offer a strong competition in terms of duration and cost of travel so especially in the long journeys, trains are used less frequently as a form of transportation. On the other hand, there are historical tours with steam or narrow-gauge machines, among which are the circuits of Mount Hood Railroad in Oregon and the Durango-Silverton in Colorado.