How to Check for Railway Reservations

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Train reservations can be checked online or by telephone.
Train reservations can be checked online or by telephone. (Image: Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Railway reservations are available to check online. Rail travel in the United States is provided by Amtrak which is officially named the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Amtrak operates 265 trains per day which service over 500 stations on over 22,000 miles of track. Reservations with Amtrak are now available to check online as well as by phone. If you are traveling overseas train reservations must be checked with each individual rail line and cannot be accessed through online rail ticket brokers.

Things You'll Need

  • Reservation number
  • Email addresss
  • Telephone number
  • Computer
  • Internet access

Visit the Amtrak website. Click the "My Trip" button on top of the booking widget at the left side of the home page. Type in your reservation number, and the email address or telephone number you used to make the reservation. Click the "Find" button and your reservation information will be listed on the screen.

Skip the top section and type your email address and password into the two lower information fields if you have an Amtrak online account. Click "Log In" and you will be taken to your account information page where all current and past reservations are listed.

Call the Amtrak Reservations & Customer Service Line at 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245). Amtrak agents will be able to find, check and confirm any reservations you may have as well as making any new reservations you may require.

Visit any Amtrak rail station ticket office across the United States. Here you will be able to purchase, change or refund tickets, check and confirm reservations and perform all other Amtrak-related services.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are in Europe and wish to check your train reservations you must do so directly with the national railway of the country in which you will be traveling. Visit a rail links website where you will find links to every national railway across the continent.
  • Photo ID is required for all services including: purchasing, changing or refunding tickets, boarding trains and checking or storing baggage.

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