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How to Purchase Tickets - Online, Mobile and More

Booking Channels

Amtrak makes it easy for you to purchase your tickets by offering various booking channels.

Online

You can purchase tickets at any time on Amtrak.com. You must have one of the following valid payment cards to complete your purchase:

  • American Express
  • Discover®
  • MasterCard®
  • VISA
  • Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP)

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.

Mobile Application and Mobile Devices

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.

Quik-Trak Kiosk

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.

Over the Phone

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.

Ticket Agent at the Station

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.

Travel Agent

You can purchase Amtrak tickets through a qualified travel agent.

Onboard

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. To secure the best available fare, passengers should purchase tickets prior to boarding the trains.

Accepted Forms of Payment at the Station
Credit and Debit Cards

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:

  • We accept the following credit and debit cards at ticketing locations:

    - American Express
    - Discover
    - MasterCard
    - VISA
  • Amtrak ticket agents accept only valid, unexpired cards.
  • The person whose name is embossed on the front must sign the card on the back of the card. Unsigned cards are not accepted.
  • The signature on the back of the card must match the signature on the ticket or charge form.
  • Credit and debit cards are accepted for the amount of the sale only and may not be used to obtain cash.
  • In all cases, the Amtrak policies pertaining to identification requirements apply when using a credit or debit card for purchase of tickets or services.
Travelers Cheques, Money Orders and Cashier's Checks

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.

Personal Checks

Amtrak does not accept personal checks, except for group travel by prior arrangement with Amtrak Group Desk.

Need More Information?

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).