To get the best available fares and to secure your preferred travel dates and accommodations, you should try to make your reservations as far in advance of travel as possible. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the lowest fare available for any given itinerary. You may book your travel up to 11 months in advance.
Amtrak trains and accommodations tend to sell out during holidays and peak travel periods. Fares will vary based on the date and time you travel. If you can be flexible, use the Fare Finder tool on this site to try different dates and/or times and compare fares.
We offer several options for substantial discounts based upon a passenger's age (infants, children or seniors), and for membership in various organizations, including AAA, NARP, Veterans Advantage and Student Advantage etc.
If you're looking for deeply discounted train fares, we offer them on select routes - Amtrak SmartFares can only be purchased online.
Get a complete view of the Amtrak train routes and learn about the cities they serve or the parts of the country they traverse. There, you can search for a route by departure and arrival city pairs, explore the interactive Route Atlas or download and view our National Route Map showing all connecting cities.
Get more information about the frequency of our trains and scheduled departure and arrival times at our 'Timetables' section.
Find the station you're traveling through and learn about the amenities and services it has to offer, such as check baggage, Wi-Fi, accessibility and more.