The best part about cross country road trips are the incredible and scenic stops you take on the way, along with all of the sights and sounds of the states you pass through while you're driving. The worst part is the actual driving. Now you don't need to fight over who's driving next because you can take a cheap train ride from Texas to California with Amtrak.
Amtrak offers speedy train rides from all over the country, including a couple of lines that pass through multiple Texas cities.
You can hop on a train at multiple Texas stations including some from every major city from Austin to Dallas to San Antonio.
Amtrak has two major lines for Texans to hop on easily to head either west or east of the state. The Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited.
The Texas Eagle has multiple stops in Texas, including Alpine, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Marcos, San Antonio, El Paso and 9 others!
Amtrak Texas Eagle
Price: Starting at $161
Address: 16 cities across Texas
Why You Need To Go: For a scenic trip across the country with no airports or driving involved! This will be the trip of a lifetime, you just need to hop on board.