Travel Agent Commissions

Amtrak will pay base commission only to Amtrak National Account Partner Travel Agencies. The Amtrak National accounts include: AAA Travel Agencies and the Travel Leaders Network.

Reservations for any of our commissionable trains that are ticketed by a National Account Partner Travel Agency through an approved booking channel are commissionable. National Account Partner Travel Agencies will receive base commissions as previously negotiated on long distance Amtrak trains. If you are a member of an Amtrak National Account, contact your National Account Headquarters for specific details and information on commissionable services.

In addition, all Amtrak appointed travel agencies (national and non-national) can earn 8 - 10 percent commission on Amtrak Vacations ( packages and group tickets. For information on group sales, contact Amtrak Group Sales at 1-800-872-1477. For information on Amtrak Vacations packages, call 1-800-268-7252 or, 1-978-712-2560 for international inquiries.

Reservations made on and over the phone are not eligible for commission.

Commission Payments

National Account Partner Travel Agencies using any of the approved sites receive commission payments electronically through PayPal. Commission payments are processed approximately three months after the reservation was created.

If using Railagent, please be sure your Agency's manager/owner has submitted the PayPal account information to Amtrak via the Railagent sign up process, this information is delivered to Amtrak at for approval and activation.