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Amtrak, America's National Railroad Passenger Corporation, travels to more than 500 destinations across the United States. The company operates long-distance, transcontinental trains from coast to coast and border to border, as well as frequent service between business destinations along the Northeast Corridor. In 2000, Amtrak introduced Acela Express, a premium high-speed rail service linking Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., and cities in between.

United Airlines and Amtrak have teamed up to provide the ultimate experience in seamless travel and to offer you the opportunity to earn more award miles.

  • Earn award miles on qualifying Coach or Business class fares per segment on Amtrak when you fly United and make a connection at Newark Liberty International Airport to or from any of the following Amtrak destinations: New Haven Rail Station, CT; Stamford Rail Station, CT; Philadelphia 30th Street Station, PA; Wilmington Rail Station, DE. See the chart below for eligible United fare classes and award mileage accrual information.
  • Earn 500 award miles per Business class segment or 750 award miles per First class segment on Acela Express trains (no connecting flight required) between New York's Penn Station and the following train stations: Boston's South Station, MA; Boston's Back Bay Station, MA; Boston's Route 128 Station, MA; Washington D.C. For reservations for the Acela Express markets listed above, call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) and be sure to provide your MileagePlus number to receive award mileage credit.


You may purchase your ticket by calling Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). When buying a ticket that's eligible for earning award miles, be sure to provide your MileagePlus® number to ensure that your purchases will be properly credited to your account.

Mileage accrual chart for Amtrak-operated segments

United class of service Purchased United fare class Award miles
First F, A 325
Business J, C, D, Z, P 325
Full-fare Economy Y, B 250
Economy M, H, E, Q, U, V 250
Discount Economy W, S, T, N, L, G, K 250

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Amtrak reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.​

MileagePlus rules

The accrual of miles and Premier® qualifying credits, redemption of awards and provision of benefits through the United MileagePlus program, including the Premier Program, are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the MileagePlus program.

See the complete rules and details of the MileagePlus program