America’s national rail network, Amtrak, serves over 500 stations in 46 states on a 22,000 mile route network. Travel throughout the USA with maximum flexibility and comfort, at an affordable price.
*Please note that the pass is valid for travel on all Amtrak trains except Auto Train, Acela Express, and the Canadian portion of routes operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.*
Travel on Amtrak requires full identification. A valid passport, driver’s license or picture ID card, is required.
No child 12 or under may travel unless with a passenger 18 years or older. Passengers age 13-15 traveling alone must travel as full-fare unaccompanied minors.
Travel must begin within 180 days of the date the pass is purchased.
The USA Rail Pass offers 3 pass types:
15 Days & 8 Segments
30 Days & 12 Segments
45 Days & 18 Segments
A travel segment is any time you get on and then get off a vehicle (train, bus, ferry or other allowable leg).
When traveling on a USA Rail Pass, you must have a ticket and a reservation for each train you board.
Other provisions of the program are:
This pass is printed on official railway ticket paper that will be shipped to you. You can select from the available shipping options during checkout. Please allow sufficient time to receive your pass before your departure.
A seat reservation is mandatory.
Answer: Make Reservations: For travelers outside of the United States, send your name, desired travel dates, your USA Rail Pass Confirmation Number and the trains on which you want to travel to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to arriving in the United States, or call (001) 215-856-7953 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:30-17:00 ET).
If you are already in the United States or Canada, call 1-800-872-7245 and speak to a reservations agent. Travelers outside of the United States and Canada, call (001) 215-856-7953.
Pick-up Pass and Tickets: You can pick up your pass and tickets at any staffed Amtrak ticket office in many Amtrak stations by showing your USA Rail Pass or Pass Confirmation Number. Passes may only be picked up at staffed stations. Tickets may also be collected from a Quik-Trak Machine. Please note that a credit card is needed to activate the machine, which then prompts you to provide the USA Rail Pass Confirmation Number, which then prompts the machine to issue the tickets.
Answer: One segment equals one City-to-City pair. Sleeping accommodations require an additional charge & prices are valid all year.
Answer: The use of thruway bus services will count as a segment.