Amtrak Cross Honoring
There are three (3) ways that MARC riders can use their monthly/weekly ticket to ride Amtrak Trains. All Amtrak regional trains are now reserved daily; however, MARC monthly/weekly tickets will continue to be valid on certain trains.
1. MARC passengers can use monthly (including TLC tickets) and weekly tickets, on days that MARC operates, on Amtrak trains shown in the current MARC timetable. Travel is restricted to the points indicated by the footnotes in the timetable. Please note that many trains have restrictions on what city pairs MARC tickets are accepted. Tickets must also be of the same or longer destinations to be honored. For example, a Washington-Edgewood ticket is NOT good between Washington and Aberdeen. Please note that Amtrak train 151 WILL NOT accept MARC passengers at Baltimore or BWI, regardless of the origin of the ticket.
2. MARC monthly and weekly ticket holders may ride select Amtrak Reserved Regional trains that operate Monday through Friday on days that MARC operates. No additional step up fee is required. This rule presently applies to Amtrak trains 137, 151, 181, 85, 148, and 188.
3. On weekends, monthly and weekly tickets are good on CERTAIN Amtrak reserved Regional trains for no additional charge. Monthly and weekly tickets are NOT valid on any premium service (Metroliner or Acela Express) or Reserved Regional trains 87, 135, 152, 156, 192 & 194; or any long distance trains operating outside of the MARC Penn Line service area.
4. For clarification, MARC monthly and weekly tickets are ONLY good on certain Amtrak trains Monday through Friday on days MARC operates and on days MARC does NOT operate as long as they are NOT Federal Holidays, such as the day after Thanksgiving, the day after Christmas, and other similar days. These trains are AMTRAK Trains 137, 151, 181, 85, 148 and 188 and are listed in the MARC schedule. Please read the footnote for all applicable restrictions.