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Government Rail Travel Discount

Government Business Travel Just Got Easier

Amtrak Government Rail Travel Discount

Amtrak offers government employees discounted fares on rail travel within the Northeast Corridor. For the first time, you can travel between 70+ stations using the Northeast Regional and Keystone Service. Amtrak will continue to offer discounted government fares on Acela Express trains in the Northeast Corridor.

We've removed the refund rules from our government fares, so your reservation (when booked through approved channels) is now fully refundable if cancelled prior to departure.

  • Book your business travel via your self-serve booking tool, or your TMC.
  • When your reservation contains a government fare, it's free of our normal refund rules. Your trip is 100% refundable when you travel with a government fare and you cancel prior to departure.
  • If needed, you can cancel your reservation through Amtrak.com, our mobile apps, by calling us, or with an Amtrak Station Agent. Cancellations made prior to departure will be refunded 100% to the original form of payment.
  • No-shows/no-cancellation will be forfeited.
Benefits to Amtrak Rail Travel
  • Get to Your Destination Faster
    Amtrak trains offer city center to city center service.
  • Accomplish More
    Complementary Wi-Fi and electrical outlets allow you to continue to work while traveling.
  • Take Advantage of Flexible Scheduling
    Mix and match coach and Acela schedules while traveling within the Northeast Corridor.
  • Ride Comfortably
    Enjoy more seat and leg room, the ability to move around, access to Lounge Cars.

For more information please contact: AmtrakGovernmentTravel@Amtrak.com. Government discount may not be booked on Amtrak.com.

New to Rail Travel? Check the FAQs
What's different in the new program?

Amtrak is providing a discount to government business travelers for the Northeast Corridor Regional train service. Amtrak will offer this while continuing to provide government fares on select Acela routes in the Northeast Corridor. This expansion now includes more than 70 stations on Acela, Northeast Regional and Amtrak Keystone services.

How do I book travel to get this discount?

Your agency's authorized Travel Management Company (TMC) are provided a corporate account number that is used to activate the discounted government travel fare. The corporate account number can only be applied by TMCs, or via your agencies booking tool provided through CWTSato or Concur. Contact your travel office for details. Discounted fares are not available through the Amtrak Contact Center, Amtrak.com, Amtrak Mobile, Quik-Trak or Amtrak Ticket Offices.

How do Amtrak fares work?

GSA does not set Amtrak fares. Using the approved government booking channels (CWTSato, Concur, or your TMC) the corporate ID number will be applied to your reservation inquiry. This guarantees that the government rate or better will be returned to you. Amtrak may offer special fares from time to time that are lower than government fare plans. If that is the case our system will always return to you the lowest available fare based on the rules your agency has set for refunds and other conditions.

What if I have to make a change while traveling?

Changes to travel within an existing reservation created via an approved channel are available via Amtrak Contact Center 1-800-USA-RAIL and Amtrak Ticket Offices. New reservations must be made via the approved booking channels. Changes that result in additional charges must be approved per your agency policy.

What if my trip gets cancelled? Can I get a refund?

Tickets sold as a government travel fare are fully refundable. If ticket is not cancelled before the scheduled departure resulting in a "no show," the entire amount is forfeited and cannot be applied toward future travel.

Why should I choose Amtrak for my travel?
  • Free Wi-Fi on Northeast Corridor trains.
  • Electrical outlets at each seat allow you to work or relax.
  • Generous baggage policy.
  • Freedom of movement while traveling.
  • Lounge Cars offer food and beverages.
  • City center to city center service in most areas. Avoid the hassle, time and expense of parking and finding next step transportation to your destination.
  • Quiet cars on each Northeast Corridor train.
  • More seat and leg room.