For $429, an Amtrak rail pass lets you break your trip into segments, allowing for stops where you can explore cities along the way. “The train ride from San Francisco to New York can be done for as cheap as $213 with no stops,” Low tells BuzzFeed Life. The fewer stops, the cheaper the ride.
For many Americans, train travel feels like a thing of the past, or something you might do in Europe. It’s not an option that easily comes to mind for cross-country treks across the U.S. But there are trains that will take you from coast to coast in a variety of routes—say