Amtrak and Bank of America Announce New Amtrak Guest Rewards Credit Cards

September 14, 2015

Chelsea Kopta

Amtrak Contact

202 906.3860

New cards deliver more points and perks

WASHINGTON – Amtrak and Bank of America announced a new Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card program effective immediately. This program includes two new credit cards created to fit passengers’ travel and spending preferences. It’s now easier than ever to ride with Amtrak, earn points and redeem for Amtrak travel with the Amtrak Guest Rewards® World MasterCard® and Platinum MasterCard® credit cards.

“These new cards are perfectly matched with the Amtrak Guest Rewards program improvements we recently announced and mark an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to deliver exceptional value to our loyal passengers,” said Amtrak Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Matt Hardison. “Together with Bank of America, we are providing customers with what they want: more travel rewards and an overall improved travel experience.”

Amtrak passengers and Amtrak Guest Rewards members can now choose from two credit card options that deliver more flexibility and convenience for card holders. The Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard credit card offers many perks, including:

  • A complimentary Companion Coupon, one Class-Upgrade and a single-day ClubAcela® pass upon account opening
  • 20,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards bonus points after spending at least $1,000 in purchases within 90 days of account opening
  • Three Amtrak Guest Rewards points for every $1 spent with Amtrak
  • Two points per $1 spent on all other eligible travel purchases
  • One point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • A 5% rebate on Amtrak redemption travel
  • EMV chip technology

For more information about the second credit card option, the Amtrak Guest Rewards ® Platinum MasterCard®, as well as rates, fees, costs and benefits associated with these credit cards, visit and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application.

“We’re pleased to team up with Amtrak to launch this new card rewards program and add another key partner to our family of co-branded relationships,” said Michael Simpson, executive for co-brand partnerships at Bank of America. “The new Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard® and Platinum MasterCard® credit cards are designed to maximize points and make travel on Amtrak more rewarding.”

The Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard credit cards’ new features make exploring America easier than ever before. Terms and restrictions apply. For more information about the Amtrak Guest Rewards program, visit

About Amtrak®

Amtrak – America’s Railroad® – is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Learn more at or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and other information. Check us out at, Like us on and Follow us on Twitter @Amtrak.

About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 48 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,800 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs, and award-winning online banking with 31 million active users and approximately 18 million mobile users. Bank of America is among the world’s leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.