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Make every ride more rewarding

We've designed the Amtrak Guest Rewards program around a simple concept—allow members to earn free Amtrak travel fast. But free Amtrak travel is just one of the many rewards waiting for you as an Amtrak Guest Rewards member. Your membership gives you the chance to earn points when you ride and participate with a wide variety of partners. You can also enjoy access to exclusive deals and member-only promotions.

Ways to earn points

Earn Amtrak Guest Rewards points by traveling with us and with a variety of program partners.

  • 2 points for every dollar spent on Amtrak travel—100-point minimum on each trip, no matter the price
  • Earn 500 points with each qualifying Acela® Business class trip or 750 points for each qualifying First class trip you take between select city pairs. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Point-earning opportunities with a wide variety of hotel, car rental and retail partners
  • Everyday earning with hundreds of retailers when you shop our online shopping mall—Points for Shopping

Ways to Redeem Points

Redeeming your points is as simple as earning them with Amtrak Guest Rewards. Redeem for:

  • Free Amtrak travel, starting at 1,500 points
  • Hotel stays, as low as 5,000 points
  • Car rentals, starting at 6,000 points
  • Gift cards to your favorite retailers and restaurants, including Macy's®, Barnes & Noble®, Ruth's Chris Steak House and more starting at 6,000 points

Benefits Overview

Whether you're new to the program or a well-traveled member, Amtrak Guest Rewards has a program tier to enhance your Amtrak experience. By earning TQPs Tier Qualifying Points throughout a calendar year, you'll qualify for more points, more perks, and more rewards like free Amtrak travel.

Tier Level Qualification
Tier Qualifying Points (TQPs) earned in a calendar year count toward your tier and are earned by traveling on Amtrak and during special promotions.
Select: 5,000 Tier Qualifying Points
Select Plus: 10,000 Tier Qualifying Points
Select Executive: 20,000 Tier Qualifying Points
Benefits Member Select Select Plus Select Executive
Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on Amtrak travel
Earn points with our partners
Point bonus on Amtrak trips 25% 50% 100%
Priority phone number for reservations and service
Rule Buster redemptions
Access to special events
Access to ClubAcela®, Amtrak Metropolitan LoungeSM, First class lounges and United Club locations
Annual Buy points limits 10,000 10,000 10,000 UNLIMITED
Annual Share points limits 100,000 100,000 100,000 UNLIMITED
Annual Transfer points limits 50,000 50,000 UNLIMITED
Select Executive Earned Upgrades