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Amtrak and shipping costs?

Wife and I are thinking about taking a train from ND to visit some friends out in Seattle. Anyone know of pricing for taking along a motorcycle on the amtrak?

One way tickets, I'm riding back, shes prob. flying back.

Anyways - looking for expected costs for shipping the bike with us. Thanks.

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At the time of this writing, the cost of shipping through Amtrak is $67.00 for the first 100 pounds and $.57 for each additional pound. This is a considerable savings compared to other shipping methods or a truck rental.

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Hey velo, check those prices. You might be able to ship your wife cheaper than you can buy her a ticket.

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Hey velo, check those prices. You might be able to ship your wife cheaper than you can buy her a ticket.


Sounds like a a neat way to plan a trip.

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I read both of those but the associated content is nearly 3 years old now. I can only assume its went up but a good starting point.

And if I shipped the wife back, I don't think ill need to ride home, might as well stay in Seattle

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Where in ND are you? I spent nearly 4 years at Ellsworth AFB (Rapid City, SD)
I've been lucky enough to live or visit a whole lot of places, the Dakotas are some of the most beautiful places I've seen. I keep telling my wife we should fly out that way and rent a motorhome for our next vacation... she just looks at me weird.

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I'm in Fargo...the least interesting for scenery but the most populated for social sanity.

Nd can be amazing...but you have to learn to grow thick skin. We get a lot of rash for being "hicks" and farmers and our winters can get pretty brutal. But with any place, it has its ups too.

I'm not sure I can wing paying more than 280$ to ship the bike with me....especially if the Mrs. Wants a sleeper car. Goals, money, and time off just aren't seeming to jive this coming year....hmmm.

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I'm not sure I can wing paying more than 280$ to ship the bike with me....especially if the Mrs. Wants a sleeper car. Goals, money, and time off just aren't seeming to jive this coming year....hmmm.
$280 doesn't seem that bad to me, especially if you plan to ride for more than a few days while you're here. Rental's can sometimes get pricey. There are many AMAZING roads is this area, but Winter in Seattle isn't the best time of year to be on a bike. Bring your bike for the summer and you'll never want to go home!!

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