Traveling with Amtrak can be a convenient and safe way to get around. But sometimes, your plans can change and you need to cancel part of your round-trip travel. In this article, you will learn about the specific restrictions and fees associated with cancelling one leg of your round-trip ticket with Amtrak.
What Does it Mean to Cancel One Leg of Round Trip with Amtrak?
Cancelling one leg of your round-trip travel with Amtrak usually means that you will not be taking the return portion of your trip. This is different from cancelling your entire trip, which would mean that you will not be taking either the outbound or return portion of the trip.
Amtrak Cancellation Fees and Restrictions
Most Amtrak tickets are refundable and can be cancelled without penalty if done within 24 hours of the departure of the first train. After this 24-hour period, a 10% points penalty is assessed for any refund (redeposit) to the Member account.
If you decide to cancel only one leg of your round-trip travel, you will need to do the following:
- Firstly, you will need to cancel your entire trip.
- Once the entire trip is cancelled, you will need to rebook the part of the trip that you still plan to take.
- Unfortunately, you may be charged a higher fare for the rebooked leg, as prices can fluctuate.
- If you don’t show up for your first leg, it will automatically cancel the remaining legs.
- You could cancel the reservation and rebook just that one segment, but it could be at a higher fare.
To make changes to your round-trip travel, you will need to call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL. Unfortunately, Amtrak.com’s current platform does not allow for this type of modification.
Cancelling one leg of your round-trip travel with Amtrak can be done, but it can be tricky. You will need to cancel the entire trip, and then rebook the leg that you still plan to take. This could result in a higher fare, as prices can change. To make changes to your round-trip travel, you will need to call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL.
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Is it possible to terminate one segment of an Amtrak trip?
Is it possible to only take one leg of my round trip with Amtrak?
If you used a credit card or an eVoucher to purchase your one-way, round-trip or multi-ride tickets, you can cancel them on Amtrak.com, regardless of how you made the original reservation (via phone, Amtrak kiosk or at a station agent). To do this, simply click on the ‘My Trip’ link at the top of any Amtrak page.
Is it possible to divide an Amtrak ticket?
It’s advisable to contact an Amtrak reservation agent at (800) 872-7245 (USA-RAIL) when booking a split-accommodation trip, because you will only be charged one through rail fare, which is usually cheaper than reserving two parts of the trip separately online.
Would it cost less to purchase a roundtrip or a one way Amtrak ticket?
When travelling with Amtrak, you will pay the same amount for a round trip ticket as you would if you purchased two one way tickets separately, and there are no discounts available.