Good news for bicyclists who like to go the distance.
The cost of checked bicycle service depends on how far you're traveling, according to an Amtrak news release. For example, an unreserved seat from L.A. to Seattle costs $95 and an additional $20 for the bike.
Passengers must buy a ticket for their bicycle when they buy their train ticket, either online or at the station. Amtrak advises travelers with bikes to check in about 45 minutes before boarding so you can hand off your bike — minus any panniers or saddlebags — to a customer representative, who hangs it on a rack in the baggage car.
The service is available at stations that offer checked baggage (not all do).
Amtrak began train-side checked bicycle service last year.