Savings and Special Offers for your Amtrak Travel

Great New York State Fair Amtrak Discount

Kids Ride Free to The New York State Fair

Skip tolls, traffic and parking fees, and arrive steps from the fairgrounds via select Empire Service (Trains 281, 283, 284 and 288) and Maple Leaf (Trains 63 and 64) trains, which will make daily stops at the State Fair (in between stops at Rochester and Syracuse stations), adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The Amtrak station code for the New York State Fair is NYF.

Amtrak is also offering a “kids ride free” promotion (one free child for each paying adult on the same itinerary) for travel to and from the Fair, which must be booked online at and at least three days in advance of travel with the promo code V153. This sale is valid only during the duration of the Fair and includes one blackout date on Friday, Aug. 30. Other terms and conditions apply. 

 August 21– September 2, 2019

Travel New York and Save with Amtrak Discounts!


15% discount off the regular (full) adult rail fare and 50% of children’s fares on Amtrak within New York State on selected service routes and from New York State to Montreal and St. Lambert, Canada.

Purchase tickets at least five days in advance until May 26, 2020, for travel until May 31, 2020. Blackout dates apply.

This offer is exclusively available online through I Love NY and Amtrak. To claim this offer and see the Terms and Conditions, click here!

Visit Vermont Amtrak Discount

Mountainside in Vermont

Visit Vermont and Save 20%

Ride the Ethan Allen Express and get a 20% discount! Valid for travel through October 31, 2019 on Amtrak between stations in Vermont. This discount applies to the regular (full) adult fare. Each adult may bring one child, ages 2 to 12, at 50% off the regular (full) adult fare. Blackout dates apply. Seats are limited and must be reserved at least three days in advance. 

You’ll enjoy the journey through breathtaking scenery to your own personal adventure — whether it’s the excitement of skiing or the thrill of antiquing.

Come share the marvels with Amtrak; the plentiful snows, brilliant buds in spring, long lazy days of summer and the colors of the leaves turning. Tempted? Pack your bags and book your trip today to save 20%. This offer is exclusively available via

Valid for sale through October 28, 2019
Valid for travel October 31, 2019

Everyday Amtrak Discounts

SENIORS: Travelers, ages 65 and over, receive a 10% discount off the lowest applicable rail fare on most Amtrak trains. A valid government-issued I.D. may be requested as proof of age.
Seniors Discount at

CHILDREN: One child, ages 2 through 12, receives a 50% discount off most Amtrak rail fares to all of our destinations when accompanied by at least one person paying an adult rail fare. One child’s discount is permitted per adult traveler.
Children Discounts at

MILITARY: Active-duty military personnel, their spouses and their dependents receive a 10% discount off most Amtrak rail fares anywhere in the U.S. A valid active-duty United States Armed Forces I.D. is required.
Military Discounts at

PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES: Amtrak offers a 10% rail fare discount to adult passengers with a disability. Amtrak also offers a 10% discount for persons traveling with a passenger with a disability as a companion. Those designated as companions must be 18 years of age or older.
Passengers with Disabilities at

GROUP AND CONVENTION TRAVELPassengers traveling together in groups of 20 or more are eligible for a group discount. Discount options are offered at Amtrak’s discretion. Call 1-800-USA-1GRP.
Group Convention Travelers Discount at

Exclusive New York Travel Discounts, Just For Students

Been a while since you’ve seen the folks? In need of some home cooking? Want to hang out with old friends at another school?  Well with comfortable, spacious seating, outlets to keep you charged, and free WiFi on many routes, you can do just that. Relax, browse, stay connected and maybe even get some schoolwork done along the way. Plus, Amtrak lets you bring up to two carry-on bags and two checked bags (where checked baggage is available) all for free. So free laundry is just a train ride away.

Students age 13 – 25 with a valid student ID are eligible for 15% off the lowest Value or Flexible Fare when you book your travel at least three days in advance. Enjoy student savings on the Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express and Maple Leaf trains in New York.

Membership Discounts for Amtrak

Reservations and any itinerary changes for the following membership discounts must be made at least three days in advance.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERSMembers of the NARP receive a 10% discount off most Amtrak rail fares to all our destinations, all year long.

Amtrak Guest Rewards

Earn points towards your train travel, hotel stays, car rentals, retail and entertainment gift cards and more through the Amtrak Guest Rewards® program. Membership is free.

Rails to Recovery

Amtrak Guest Rewards® is a customer loyalty program. Membership is free and allows you to earn points for your travel. The points you earn are redeemable for free Amtrak travel, hotel stays, car rentals, retail and entertainment, gift cards and more.

Voices of Hope | Barry Shannon

Voices of Hope

 Take Amtrak to get medical care!

In 2015, when Barry Shannon of Selkirk, New York was diagnosed with neurotropic melanoma, a rare cancer, he began making monthly trips to Sloan Kettering in New York City for treatments. He commuted by car until he discovered Amtrak’s Rails to Recovery program, which offers two-for-one tickets on its Empire Service. Now he boards the train at Albany-Rensselaer station (ALB) with a caregiver – usually his wife or a friend – gets off at Penn Station (NYP), then takes a subway to whatever doctor’s office or hospital he needs to visit.

“It’s definitely helpful, just the savings alone, otherwise I wouldn’t always be able to bring someone to help me every time,” says Shannon, who has balance issues and doesn’t walk steadily. He also appreciates the ability to board Amtrak trains earlier than other passengers.

“My doctors use to ask me why my blood pressure was so high when all I did was drive into the city,” he says, “On the train, I can sit back, chat or take a nap.”

If you or a loved one has a serious illness and must travel for specialized medical care, Amtrak reduces the stress and financial burden through its Rails to Recovery program. In partnership with Voices of Hope, a nonprofit organization based in Albany whose mission is to support families touched by life-altering conditions. Reservations are required and must be made at least three days prior to travel. You must register for the program through one of Voices of Hope’s participating partners. Those groups include the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and numerous other foundations dedicated to assisting people with serious illnesses.

“This is a life-saving program,” says Sandy Nardoci, Voice of Hope co-founder. “Traveling with a serious illness is a struggle for people, not only physically but also financially. We’re grateful to Amtrak. It makes a difference.”

For more information about Voices of Hope, a complete list of their partner agencies and the full terms and conditions of the Rails to Recovery program, go to

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Amtrak Gift Cards

Share the Gift of Amtrak Travel

Stumped for a gift? Amtrak can help! Pick up an Amtrak Gift Card for the budding adventurer to jump-start their trip or help that frequent traveler check destinations off their list. Encourage your favorite travel buddy or add it to your own wish list and drop the hint to your friends and family.

No matter who they are, they’ll love your thoughtfulness.

  • Choose an amount up to $500.
  • No fees.
  • Never expires.
  • Email or send through the mail.
  • Redeem online, in the app, by phone or in the station.

Amtrak Vacations Throughout New York State

Treat yourself to the perfect escape. Amtrak Rail Getaways are packed with excitement, memory-making experiences, and discovery. Explore the best cities, sightseeing attractions, treasured national parks, and scenery from the train in locations like New York City, Albany, Niagara Falls, Montréal, Toronto and more!

Amtrak Discount from Norwegian Cruise Line

Book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line and receive a discount from Amtrak on train travel to and from one of our homeports.
A discount is available to Norwegian Cruise Line clients who have booked a cruise and wish to travel to and/or from one the Norwegian Cruise Line homeports by train. The discount applies to the available AMTRAK fare (rail passage fare and accommodation charge) booked in “D” inventory bucket.

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