USA Rail Pass
Explore the country with the USA Rail Pass
The USA Rail Pass is your ticket to tour the country. Take 10 rides (segments) over 30 days to your choice of over 500 destinations. At just $499, that’s less than $50 per segment.
Craving some adventure for semester breaks or vacation? Hop from town to town across the country. Or maybe you just want to spend your long weekends away. Go from downtown to out-of-town as soon as the workday ends. Whether you’re looking to discover hidden gems or just want to visit some friends in the next city over, the USA Rail Pass makes it easy to get more getaways.
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The USA Rail Pass allows you to take a multi-segment journey on Amtrak for one low, fixed price. After you purchase your pass, you will be able to start booking each segment of your trip directly from your purchase confirmation, by going to 'My Trip' on Amtrak.com, or by looking up your reservation on the Amtrak mobile app.
A travel segment occurs any time you board and disembark one of our trains (or other scheduled services). If your trip involves making one connection, you will use two segments of your USA Rail Pass.
The pass validity period is 120 days following the date of your purchase. Once you begin travel on your first segment, you will have 30 days to complete all remaining travel segments.
Yes, though each customer must purchase their own rail pass and travel is booked on separate reservations.
If you are traveling with children, purchase a pass for each child and then call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). One of our agents would be happy to book your tickets.
USA Rail Pass is available for travel in Coach class, featuring wide, reclining seats with a big picture window, ample legroom, and no middle seat. Upgrades to Business Class and private room accommodations are not available at this time.
There are three important restrictions to keep in mind as you consider purchasing a USA Rail Pass:
Route Restrictions: USA Rail Pass is available on all Amtrak services with the exception of:
- Auto Train
- Maple Leaf (Canadian stations only)
- Thruway Bus Series 7000-7999
Fare Types: USA Rail Pass is available for Sale and Value Fares only. Segments offering only Flex Fares are not available for rail pass bookings. When booking your segment on Amtrak.com or the Amtrak app, we will provide guidance on which departures are available with your pass.
City Pairs: Travel is restricted to two roundtrips (four one-way trips) between the same two stations — as well as all intermediate destinations on the route. To book multiple trips between the same two stations, consider a multi-ride pass.
Also, keep in mind that there are a limited number of seats available on each train for passengers booking trips on a USA Rail Pass.
No. While there are some restrictions on routes, fare types and city pairs (see above), there are no blackout or time of day restrictions.
Trip changes are permitted prior to the scheduled departure time of a booked segment. Your rebooked segment must be made within the pass validity period (120 days) or within 30 days of starting your first segment. You can also choose to cancel a segment and return it to the pass as long as the change is made prior to scheduled departure. No changes or cancelations are permitted following the scheduled departure time of a booked segment. Your pass has no remaining value following the validity period — even if no segments have been booked or used.
An unused rail pass is fully refundable if requested within pass validity period (120 days) and no segments have been booked. If you have booked travel, your pass is also fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the first booked segment. A 25% cancelation fee applies if the refund request is made inside 48 hours of scheduled departure of the first booked segment. Your pass is non-refundable following the scheduled departure of the first booked segment.
If a segment is booked and not used, it expires after scheduled departure — using one segment. If you have experienced a missed connection or service disruption, an Amtrak agent at the station or on the phone (1-800-872-7245) can rebook your travel without losing your segment.
Yes. After you purchase your pass, you can book your trips and request any assistance needed on Amtrak.com or the Amtrak app. Contact us at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) and one of our agents will be happy to answer questions about specific service requests or assistance available for your trips.
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