Amtrak Points Value

Calculate the cash value of your Amtrak Points when redeemed for rail travel and gift cards. Get the full list of gift card options.
Updated 2021-01-16 By Robert Flowers III

Amtrak Guest Rewards Points are worth an average of 2 cents each when redeemed for rail travel through Amtrak. Along with redeeming them for rail travel, you can also use them to pick up gift cards as well as exchange them for points in other programs via the Points.com portal.

Amtrak Points Value Calculator

Use the Amtrak Points Value Calculator to calculate the average cash value of Amtrak Guest Rewards Points based on the redemptions listed. You can enter any amount of points in the calculator below.

Amtrak Points Value Calculator

Enter any amount of points to see the average cash value.
Points
Amtrak Rail
2.0-3.0 Cents
$0 to $0
$50 Gift Card
6,000 Points | 0.83 Cents
$0
$100 Gift Card
10,000 Points | 1 Cent
$0

Amtrak Award Rail Travel

You'll get the best value out of your Amtrak Guest Rewards Points when you redeem them for award rail travel with Amtrak which will give you a value of at least 2 cents per point minimum. I actually could not find any travel that gave me less than 2 cents per point.

As an example, look at this Amtrak travel between Tampa and Atlanta.

tampa to atlanta amtrak tampa to atlanta cash
These redemptions offer superb value!

These redemptions offer values of 2.7-2.8 cents per point which is magnificent. It is for this reason that I highly recommend that you pick up either the Amtrak Platinum Mastercard or Amtrak World Mastercard as they both offer great returns and benefits when traveling with Amtrak.

Amtrak Redemption Value Calculator

If you're searching for rail travel through Amtrak's website, you can use the redemption value calculator below to calculate the cash value of your Amtrak Guest Rewards Points if you know both the cost in cash and cost in Amtrak Points. If you want to calculate the cash value of more than one redemption at a time, you can use the calculators on the Points & Miles Cash Value page which allows you to do up to 3.

Amtrak Redemption Value Calculator
Amtrak Redemption Value Calculator
For Rail Travel
Total Cost Of Travel In Points
This is the cost of the trip in Amtrak Points.
Points
Total Cost For The Trip
Enter the cash cost of the Amtrak travel (can be exact or estimate).
Cash Cost
Estimate Amtrak Point Value: cent(s)
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Gift Cards

You can redeem your Amtrak Guest Rewards Points for gift cards will give you up to 1 cent in value per point. $50 gift cards offer a value of 0.83 cents per Amtrak Point while $100+ gift cards offer 1 cent in value. Obviously this isn't the best redemption since you can get double to triple the value when redeeming points for award rail travel, but it's still a decent redemption as long as you get at least a $100 denomination gift card.

Amtrak Rewards Points can be redeemed for many gift cards. Listed below are most of the gift card options.

  • Budget (Rental Car)
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Disney
  • Applebees
  • Brinker International
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread
  • Ruth Chris
  • Starbucks
  • AMC Theaters
  • iTunes
  • Regal Entertainment Group
  • Spa & Wellness
  • 1-800 Flowers
  • AutoZone
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Bloomingdales
  • Burlington
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Gamestop
  • Gap
  • Kohls
  • L.L. Bean
  • Lowes
  • Macy's
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • PetSmart
  • Pottery Barn
  • REI
  • Saks Fifth Ave
  • Staples
  • TJ Max
  • Top Golf
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Wine Country Gift Baskets

Summary

You don't have many options when it comes to redeeming Amtrak Guest Rewards Points. The best redemption will be award travel with Amtrak which will usually give you a value of 2 or more cents per point. Redeeming your Amtrak Poitns for gift cards will give you a significantly lower value and isn't the best use of points. The only other options outside of these redemptions is to transfer Amtrak Points to partners which can benefit you if you're looking to earn rewards with Choice Hotels or Hilton Hotels.

FAQ

How much are Amtrak Points worth?

Amtrak Points are worth about 2 cents each but can be redeemed for higher value with minimal effort and research.

What can Amtrak Points be used for?

Amtrak Points can be used for free rail travel on Amtrak and for gift cards. They can also be transferred to a handful of partner rewards programs such as Choice Privileges and Hilton Honors.

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