Tips for Successfully Booking Your Trip

Get the Best Price

Reserve Early

The earlier you book your tickets, the more likely you are to get the lowest fare available for the dates you want on the routes along your journey. You may book your travel up to 11 months in advance.

Be Flexible

Amtrak trains and accommodations tend to sell out during holidays and peak travel periods. Because fares vary based on the date and time you travel, use the Fare Finder tool on any page of the site to try different dates and/or times and compare fares.

Use Passenger Discounts

We offer several ways to save with discounts based upon a passenger's age (infants, children or seniors) or for membership in various organizations, including AAA, NARP, Veterans Advantage and Student Advantage.

Check out the Amtrak SmartFares

If you're looking for deeply discounted train fares, we offer them on select routes — and only online.

Research Your Trip

See Where Amtrak Goes

Get a complete view of the Amtrak train routes and learn about the cities they serve or the parts of the country they traverse. Explore the Interactive Travel Planning Map and find out how to take the train from where you are to where you want to be.

Get Familiar with the Stations

Find the station you're traveling through and learn about the amenities and services it has to offer, such as checked baggage, Wi-Fi, accessibility and more.