Independent USA Rail Packages (Amtrak Vacations) : Conditions

Payment & Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required prior to confirmation. Balance is due 65 days prior to departure date.
  • Bookings made within 65 days require full payment at time of booking. Late bookings that include any paper tickets may incur an expedited document delivery fee.


  • A fee of $50.00 per person (per change) will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a confirmed rail seat or Sleeping car accommodation. Rail Europe cannot guarantee the availability of requested changes. Amendments after the document shave been issued will be treated as cancellations and new documents may be required.
  • Documents: these are mostly issued as e-tickets. There are very few exceptions - some Amtrak tickets must be collected at the train station and some sightseeing tickets may only be available as paper tickets. Reissue & delivery fees may apply for lost or stolen paper tickets.


We also recommend that you take out suitable travel insurance to cover (as a minimum) the costs incurred if you cancel your trip.

Cancellation Notice Cancellation Fees
65+ days prior to departure Loss of deposit
64 – 15 days prior to departure 50%
14 – 0 days prior to departure 100%