Amtrak makes it easy for you to purchase your tickets by offering various booking channels.
You can purchase tickets at any time on Amtrak.com. You must have one of the following valid payment cards to complete your purchase:
To book your reservation and buy your ticket online, start by entering your departure and arrival stations and departure date into the Fare Finder tool found on most pages of our site.
For added protection against potential fraud, credit card transactions on Amtrak.com will be screened by 'Verified by VISA' and 'Secure Code by MasterCard'. Although we host these sessions on our site, they are private exchanges between the customer and their card issuer. Amtrak does not monitor or capture any information from the screening exchange. Management and maintenance of the security screening program is the responsibility of the card issuer.
You are about to experience a whole new way to travel with Amtrak when you purchase your tickets with the free Amtrak mobile application. You can also access Amtrak.com on your Android® smartphone, Windows Phone®, BlackBerry®, Kindle Fire® or other web-enabled mobile device by visiting m.amtrak.com.
As an alternative, you can purchase your tickets at a Quik-Trak kiosk at the station. Quik-Trak kiosks are located at most larger Amtrak stations.
You can get information and purchase tickets 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Julie, the Amtrak automated, voice-activated agent, is happy to help. Or, if you need live, personal assistance, just say "agent" or press the "0" button on your telephone. For TDD/TTY service, please call 1-800-523-6590.
You can purchase tickets in person at any staffed Amtrak station. At most staffed stations, we accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards with a credit card logo.
You can purchase Amtrak tickets through a qualified travel agent.
On most Amtrak trains, only the full, undiscounted, unrestricted fare will be available for purchase onboard the train. This is regardless of reservations made or fares previously quoted by ticket agents, Amtrak.com or elsewhere. Higher fares usually apply when purchasing tickets onboard the train. To secure the best available fare, passengers should purchase tickets prior to boarding the train.
Credit and debit cards are accepted for the purchase of Amtrak tickets and services at all staffed stations. Debit cards must have a credit card logo and will be processed as credit card transactions; cards that require the entry of a PIN (personal identification number) are not accepted. There is no minimum amount required for credit and debit card purchases.
The following rules govern the acceptance of credit and debit cards at Amtrak ticket counters:
Amtrak does not accept travelers cheques or money orders. Cashier’s checks are only accepted for group travel, by prior arrangement with the Amtrak Group Desk.
Amtrak does not accept personal checks, except for group travel by prior arrangement with the Amtrak Group Desk.
For more information regarding the Amtrak credit card, debit card and check acceptance policies, please consult a ticket agent or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).