En Route Travel


Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), Chapter 5, Part A

En route travel is an entitlement that allows you to be compensated for personal and dependent travel. Reimbursement includes travel and transportation expenses for you and your dependents for one trip by way of the most direct route from the old to the new duty station. This mileage rate is determined by the General Services Administration (GSA).

Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Transportation (MALT) is mileage reimbursement for service members and their dependents during a PCS move.  When a member and dependents relocate on a PCS move, MALT reimbursement is authorized for two POCs, if used. MALT is paid on a per mile basis for the official distance of each portion of the travel. The MALT Rate per authorized POC is $.18/mile for PCS travel beginning on or after January 1, 2022.

Dependent Travel- Dependents must be authorized in the PCS Order.  For OCONUS travel, command sponsorship is required to include all Dependents Name and Date of Birth or Marriage.

Per Diem Allowances:

Per diem for the dependent traveling with Service Member

  • 75% of the member’s per diem rate for each dependent age 12 or older; and
  • 50% of the member’s per diem rate for each dependent under age 12.

Per diem for the dependent traveling separately

  • One Dependent Traveling Separately. The dependent is authorized the same per diem rate the member would have been authorized for travel (100% per diem).
  • Two or More Dependents Traveling Separately. When two or more dependents travel together but separate from the member, the member is authorized per diem at a rate of:
    • 100% for one dependent, age 12 or older; and
    • 75% for each of the other dependents, age 12 or older, traveling with that dependent; and
    • 50% for each dependent under age 12, traveling with that dependent.

Things you need to know:

  1. En route travel is authorized for one trip for you and your dependents from the old to new duty station.
  2. If your dependents are NOT traveling with you, they are performing an en route at a later/earlier date, be sure to mark unaccompanied in Block 12 of the 1351-2 and complete a separate 1351-2 for their travel dates. Be clear on the 1351-2 who is traveling.

Need additional information?
More information can be found in Chapter 5 of the JTR

Page Updated October 11, 2022