Changing Your Reservation

New travel plans? No problem. Here's some essential information that you'll need if you have to change your ticket.

What You Can Do gives you the freedom to make quick and easy changes to existing reservations that were made online, through the Amtrak App or in a station anytime you want. Enjoy the flexibility of changing the dates and times of your departure and/or return trip or feel free to upgrade your seat or sleeping options. Changes can only be made if there is an e-mail address on file through or modify reservations through the Amtrak App. Once your changes are complete, your ticket barcode will automatically update, so there's no need to reprint your ticket. If you skip the paper route, you can simply show the PDF barcode to the conductor from your phone or tablet. It's that easy.

Changing Reservations on

If you booked online at, you can easily change your reservation online

  • If you made your reservation while logged into your account, simply log into your account to begin the modification process.
  • If you made your reservation on as a guest, you'll need your reservation number and the e-mail address or telephone number used while making the reservation to make changes.

Changing Reservation through Our App

Select a reservation from the “Trips” section and start making your changes with the following steps:

  • View eTicket
  • Add the reservation to your calendar
  • Or send a copy of the eTicket to Passbook or Samsung Wallet (where available).

Amtrak does not charge a ticket change fee, but please note that other fees may apply. Policies regarding ticket changes vary; limitations and exclusions apply.