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Multi-Ride Tickets

Multi-Ride Tickets, which allow you to take multiple trips using one ticket within a set amount of time, are available on many of our short-distance routes.

Monthly Ticket
The monthly ticket is valid for unlimited travel between the origin and destination stations you select, and all stations in between, for an entire calendar month.

Six-Ride Ticket
The six-ride Downeaster College Pass (for students only with college/university ID) is valid for a 365-day period on Downeaster trains between Boston - North Station, MA and Brunswick, ME.

Ten-Ride Ticket
The ten-ride ticket is valid for ten rides within a 45-day, 60-day or 180-day period depending on your origin and destination stations.

Review your Ride History

When you purchase your monthly and multi-ride tickets on or the Amtrak app, you'll have access to your ticket's usage history. Just retrieve the information using your reservation number with either your e-mail address or phone number used in the reservation. Then you'll be able to see a summary of the number of rides you have left, in the case of six- and ten-ride tickets, along with expanded information like the date, time and service used for each trip.

You can also review the number of rides remaining on your six- and ten-ride tickets by scanning your eTicket at any Quik-Trak kiosk.

For Which Routes Can I Purchase Tickets?

Multi-Ride Tickets are available for travel on many routes, but restrictions vary by route, destination and time of day. Multi-Ride Tickets may not be used on long-distance trains, certain segments of short-distance trains or Acela Express trains. View Multi-Ride Restricted Trains

Northeast Regional Newport News - Richmond - Washington, DC - New York - Boston
Keystone Service Harrisburg - Philadelphia - New York
Downeaster Boston (BON) - Brunswick (BRK)
Empire Service New York - Albany-Rensselaer

Hiawatha Chicago - Milwaukee
Illinois Zephyr, Carl Sandburg Chicago - Galesburg - Quincy
Lincoln Service Chicago - St. Louis
Missouri River Runner St. Louis - Kansas City
Illini, Saluki Chicago - Carbondale
Wolverine Chicago - Detroit - Pontiac
Blue Water Chicago - East Lansing - Port Huron
Pere Marquette Chicago - Grand Rapids
Heartland Flyer Oklahoma City - Fort Worth

Amtrak Cascades Portland - Eugene
Amtrak Cascades Seattle - Mt. Vernon - Bellingham
San Joaquin San Francisco/Oakland - Fresno - Bakersfield - Los Angeles
Capitol Corridor San Jose - Oakland/San Francisco - Sacramento - Auburn
Pacific Surfliner San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - Orange County - San Diego

Carolinian Charlotte - Greensboro - Raleigh - Rocky Mount
Piedmont Charlotte - Raleigh
How Do I Purchase a Multi-Ride Ticket?
  • You can purchase Multi-Ride Tickets on A major credit or debit card is required.
  • Amtrak App: You can purchase Multi-Ride Tickets on the mobile app. A major credit or debit card is required.
  • Amtrak Stations: Multi-Ride Tickets can be purchased at Amtrak station ticket offices. Please be aware that not all Amtrak stations have ticket offices.
  • Quik-Trak Kiosks: Many Amtrak stations are equipped with Quik-Trak, our self-service ticketing kiosk. Avoid waiting in line by using Quik-Trak to make your Multi-Ride Ticket purchase. A major credit or debit card is required.
  • By Phone: Call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to speak with a customer service representative to have a Multi-Ride Ticket mailed to you at home or at work. You must call every time you want a new ticket mailed. Allow at least 10 days before your first intended travel date.
  • Multi-Ride Tickets are not available for purchase onboard trains.
Are Multi-Ride Tickets Refundable?

Refund rules vary depending on the type of ticket purchased, whether a ticket has been used already and when the refund request is made. See Refund and Exchange Policy for more information.

Are Multi-Ride Tickets Transferable?

No. Multi-ride tickets may only be used by the passenger whose name is on the ticket.

However, on the following routes only, more than one person may use a ten-ride ticket at one time. The person named on the ticket must be one of the passengers traveling and all passengers must travel together.

  • Pacific Surfliner
  • Amtrak Cascades (Eugene, OR - Portland, OR only)
  • Heartland Flyer