What do all the ticket types mean? Which are the best ones?
There are typically three types of Amtrak tickets available: Saver, Value and Flexible. Each fare type offers the freedom to travel your way – see the below details to find out which best suits your needs.
Saver Fares are the lowest available fares and include heavily discounted offers (e.g. 14-day advance purchase, flash fares). Saver Fares are non-refundable but can be cancelled with the ticket value stored as credit in an eVoucher that can be used for future Amtrak travel.
Value Fare tickets are fully refundable if cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure from the origin but will incur a 20% refund fee if cancelled less than 48 hours prior to scheduled departure. Value Fare tickets can be cancelled with the ticket value stored as a credit in an eVoucher that can be used for future Amtrak travel.
Flexible Fares are 100% refundable without any refund fee. Flexible Fare tickets can be cancelled for a full refund of the ticket value or with the ticket value stored as a credit in an eVoucher that can be used for future Amtrak travel. The Flexible Fare is available on most Amtrak trains and buses, and the number of seats available on each service is limited.