AMTRAK USA RAIL PASSINFO - TIPS - ROUTES
A Travel Guide For The Amtrak USA Rail Pass.
Here you will find information about the Amtrak USA Rail Pass.
What is the Amtrak USA Rail Pass?
With the Amtrak USA Rail Pass, you can travel flexibly across the United States by rail for 15, 30, or 45 days.
Who can use the Amtrak USA Rail Pass?
The USA Rail Pass is valid for citizens of all countries. Full identification (with a valid passport, driver’s license, or ID card) is required for travel on Amtrak.
- Children ages 2-15 travel at half price when accompanied by a full paying adult. Two children are allowed per adult fare.
- Children under 2 years of age may travel at half price when accompanied by a full paying adult.
Where can I use the Amtrak USA Rail Pass?
With the Amtrak USA Rail Pass, travelers can see 46 of the 50 states and explore more than 500 destinations along the way!
The USA Rail Pass is valid for regular bus-class travel on all Amtrak trains, except
- Car trains
- Acela Express
- Certain motorway bus services
- The Canadian portion of trains operated jointly by Amtrak and Via Rail Canada.
With the Amtrak USA Rail Pass, you can choose how many days you want to travel and how many segments you want to travel by train (see “Good To Know” for more information on segments):
- 15 days with up to 8 segments
- 30 days with up to 12 segments
- 45 days with up to 18 segments
How much does it cost?
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ROUTES FOR THE AMTRAK USA RAIL PASS
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How does it work?
Once you have purchased your Amtrak USA Rail Pass online in advance, you have one year to exchange it for paper tickets and begin your journey. Once you are issued a paper USA Rail Pass, you have 330 days to complete your journey.
Your Amtrak USA Rail Pass is not a ticket. When traveling on a USA Rail Pass, you must have a ticket and reservation for each train you board. You must make a reservation and pick up your ticket before boarding a train. Once your first leg of travel is reserved, you must complete your journey within the selected travel period of the Pass. This begins on the first date of travel.
You can pick up your pass and tickets at any Amtrak ticket counter in many Amtrak stations by showing your USA Rail Pass or pass confirmation number. Passes can only be picked up at staffed stations.
On some trains, you may be able to change your reservation to business class or sleeping car accommodations. Reservations are required for travel on most trains. We recommend that you make reservations before you arrive in the U.S. and as far in advance as possible because if you wait too long, it is more likely that seats assigned to the USA Rail Pass will not be available on the train you want to travel on.
Good to know
On Amtrak, a segment (also known as section or leg) of a trip begins when you board a vehicle (train, bus, ferry, or other participating transportation) and ends when you disembark, regardless of the length of the trip.
Here is an example to better understand how the segments work:
To travel from A to B, you could take the train directly to B and use a segment, or you could take the train to C (segment 1) and then take another train from C to B (segment 2). Both ways get you to B, but you use a different number of your available segments.
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