Find the requirements and restrictions involved when booking rail travel.
Amtrak is the University's preferred rail provider and Columbia Travelers may book negotiated rates on domestic rail travel to select North East markets on Amtrak via the Concur Travel Online Booking Tool. To learn how to book rail in Concur Travel, visit the Concur Travel and Expense training.
Rail travel booked in Concur or through World Travel using the Columbia Air/Rail Central Pay method will be paid by the University.
Coach must be selected when traveling on Amtrak Regional rail. If you select a cabin class on Amtrak Regional rail that is not Coach, it will require expense segregation and cost comparison for the difference in fare which exceeds coach and justification which must be acknowledged by a Financial Approver.
Business class must be selected when traveling on Amtrak Acela. If you select a cabin class on Amtrak Acela that is not Business Class, it will require expense segregation and cost comparison for the difference in fare which exceeds Acela Business Class and justification which must be acknowledged by a Financial Approver.
Please call World Travel, Inc. (WTI) for international rail bookings, as international rail may not be booked via Concur Travel.
Book international rail via WTI:
- To speak with a WTI Travel Counselor, please call: 1-855-961-0313.
- If calling from outside the United States please call: 1-484-948-2514.
- Email a WTI Travel Counselor.
Still have questions?
Routine travel questions may be emailed to World Travel, Inc.
For all other questions, visit our Finance Service Center.