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What if you miss your Amtrak train?

By: Derek BurkUpdated: April 06, 2021


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You will need to go to the ticket window and exchange tickets for a later train. There will be no penalty, but they'll charge you for any difference in fare, and you'll lose the AAA discount too since most discounts require a 3-day advance purchase. There is also the slight risk that the next train could be sold out.

Then, what do you do if you miss your train?

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Speak to the train staff to find out if you can board the next train with your existing ticket, they may advise you to go to the ticket office at the next station to exchange you ticket for a new one, free of charge.

One may also ask, can you take a later Amtrak train?

As such, you are only allowed to take the train you are ticketed for. To take an earlier or later train, you must change your reservation prior to your scheduled departure, but this is relatively easily done.

Can you change your Amtrak train ticket?

To cancel or change your Amtrak ticket please go to and click on the Modify Trip tab (upper right hand corner) and follow the prompts: Or you can call Amtrak directly at 1 (800) 872-7245. Changes: Amtrak does not charge a ticket change fee, but please note that other fees may apply.

Can I get refund if I miss the train?

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You may get refund from railways by filing TDR (ticket deposit receipt) as per extant rules citing reasons for not travelling. Since chart has been prepared you can't cancel the ticket, you can only file TDR within one hour after departure of the train from charting station.


Does Amtrak give refunds for delays?

If you have an Amtrak delay or other Amtrak complaints, you'll generally only get an Amtrak travel voucher. They offered $700 in Amtrak travel vouchers, which was nearly 100% of the rail portion of the fare.

What happens if my train is late and I miss my connection?

If you miss your connecting train
This means you'll usually be permitted to travel on the next available train free of charge if your first train is delayed. They do not entitle you to a full refund of your order. You may need to show your tickets on later services as evidence of the delay.

Can you bring your own food and drink on Amtrak?

You may bring your own food and beverages onboard for consumption at your seat or private Sleeping Car accommodations. However, you can only consume food and beverages purchased in Dining and Lounge Cars in those cars. Personal food and beverages are allowed in the upper level of Superliner Sightseer Lounges.

Can I get on an earlier train than booked?

You can only take the train that you have reserved i.e. the one which you have been issued a ticket for. If you wish to depart earlier or later, you can exchange your ticket or cancel it and re-book it, depending on the fare conditions. Once you have done this, you can then choose a new departure time for your ticket.

Can I take another train with same ticket?

You can only take the train for which you have been issued a ticket for. If you wish to depart earlier or later, you will have to cancel and re-book your ticket, if your fare conditions allow this. Once you have done this, you can then choose a new departure time for your ticket.

Does Amtrak charge a change fee?

Amtrak doesn't charge a ticket change fee, but other fees may apply. Policies regarding ticket changes vary; limitations and exclusions apply.

Can I use my Amtrak ticket for an earlier train?

Re: Can Amtrak tickets be transferred to different time of day? You can change your tickets with no penalty, but you have to pay any difference between the original fare and the current fare for the train you want to take.

Can I cancel a flight and get a refund?

Wait for the airline to cancel it or make significant changes that might make you eligible to get your money back instead of a travel credit or voucher. 2. If your flight has not been canceled by the airline or changed significantly, you are not eligible for a refund unless you had a refundable ticket. 3.