Roundtrip tickets will go from $5 to $11.20. One way tickets will go from $2.50 to $5.60.
Even bigger news is the removal of the $10 maximum fee per ticket. Now, if you have a four hour layover between two domestic tickets, or 12 hour layover between two international ones, you’ll see an additional security fee.
The last time these fees were raised was 2002.
The fee increases aren’t stopping there. Airports are trying to get approval to raise the “facility” fee they charge all passengers from $4.50 to $8.00.
And Customs and Border Protection wants to raise the “immigration” fee placed on all international tickets from $7 to $9.
With all these new fees, and the increasing ones from the airlines, no wonder ridership on Amtrak has been increasing.