Rail Travel

businessmen on trainAmtrak offers government employees discounted fares on rail travel within the Northeast Corridor. You can travel between 70+ stations using the Northeast Regional and Keystone Service. Amtrak continues to offer discounted government fares on select Acela Express trains in the Northeast Corridor.

NEW – Government Business Travel Just Got Easier! 

Your reservation, when booked through approved channels (CWTSatoTravel, Concur, or your agency’s TMC), is now fully refundable if cancelled prior to departure. If needed, you can cancel your reservation through Amtrak.com (nongovernment website). Amtrak Mobile App, by calling Amtrak, or with an Amtrak Station Agent. No-shows/no-cancellation will be forfeited.

Rail Travel FAQs

What's does the Amtrak Government Fare program offer?

Amtrak provides discounted fares to government business travelers on the Northeast Regional Corridor, as well as discounted fares on select Acela routes in the Northeast Corridor. This expansion includes more than 70 stations on Acela, Northeast Regional, and Amtrak Keystone services.

How do I book travel to get this discount?

Your agency's authorized Travel Management Company (TMC) is provided a corporate account number that is used to activate the discounted government travel fare. The corporate account number can only be applied by TMC, or via your agency’s booking tool, provided by CWTSato or Concur. Contact your agency’s travel office for details. Discounted fares are not available through the Amtrak Contact Center, Amtrak.com, Amtrak Mobile, Quik-Trak or Amtrak Ticket Offices.

How do Amtrak fares work?

Using approved government booking channels (CWTSatoTravel, Concur, or your agency’s TMC) the corporate ID number will be applied to your reservation inquiry which guarantees that the discounted government fare or better will be returned to you. Amtrak may offer special fares from time to time that are lower than government fare plans. If that is the case, Amtrak’s system will always return to you the lowest available fare based on the rules your agency has set for refunds and other conditions. GSA does not set Amtrak fares.

What if I have to make a change while traveling?

Changes to travel within an existing reservation created via an approved channel are available via Amtrak Contact Center 1-800-USA-RAIL and Amtrak Ticket Offices. New reservations must be made via the approved booking channels (CWTSatoTravel, Concur, or your agency’s TMC). Changes that result in additional charges must be approved per your agency policy.

What if my trip gets cancelled? Can I get a refund?

Tickets sold as a government travel fare are fully refundable. If ticket is not cancelled before the scheduled departure resulting in a "no show," the entire amount is forfeited and cannot be applied toward future travel.

Why should I choose Amtrak for my travel?
  • Free Wi-Fi on Northeast Corridor trains.
  • Electrical outlets at each seat allow you to work or relax. 
  • Generous baggage policy.
  • Lounge Cars offer food and beverages. City center to city center service in most areas. 
  • Avoid the hassle, time and expense of parking and finding next step transportation to your destination. 
  • Quiet cars on each Northeast Corridor train. 
  • More seat and leg room.


Last Reviewed 2017-05-05