Amtrak has undertaken heightened security measures for the benefit of our customers.
Amtrak customers 18 years of age and older must produce valid photo identification when:
Please note that unaccompanied children 16 - 17 must also produce valid photo ID when purchasing tickets, obtaining travel documents and checking baggage.
Following federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines, we regularly conduct random ticket verification checks onboard trains to ensure that passengers are properly ticketed. Please be prepared to show valid photo identification to a member of the onboard crew upon request.
To be valid, your identification must be current and in-force. The following forms of identification are acceptable for persons 18 and older:
Examples of acceptable forms of ID include:
Passengers purchasing tickets from station ticket agents or on board trains from conductors must provide photo identification and be at least 16 years old.
Passengers boarding at any staffed station or station with a Quik-Trak kiosk should purchase tickets prior to boarding the train.
Tickets purchased on board include a service fee built into the fare. This fee cannot be waived.
For the safety and comfort of our passengers we strictly enforce certain baggage restrictions. Learn more about our baggage policies.
If you have any questions regarding baggage, call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Be sure that you understand and are prepared to follow all baggage guidelines before arriving at your departure station.
If your trip involves travel across the US/Canada border, review our Border Crossing Information.