Everyday Amtrak Discounts

Everyday Amtrak Discounts

everyday amtrak discounts | child discount
Children 2 through 12 years old ride half-price every day. Infants under 2 ride free.

Make memories and save money when you take the kids on a journey they’ll never forget. They’ll experience the wonder of the train, while you enjoy a trip without baggage fees or traffic.

One child ages 2 – 12 is eligible to receive a 50% discount on the lowest available adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). If any additional child per adult will be traveling, reservations must be made for that child as an “Adult” and the full adult fare will be charged.

Infants Ride Free

One child under the age of two, not occupying a seat, may ride free with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). Additional infants can be booked as a “Child” and receive the 50% discount (if available) or as an “Adult” (if the Children’s fare is not available).

Child and infant discounts are automatically applied when adding travelers to your booking – No Promo Code needed. Book your trip today

Discount Restrictions

  • Passengers 12 years of age and younger must travel with an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old.
  • Children traveling alone are not entitled to a children’s discount.
  • Not valid on weekday Acela trains.
  • Does not apply to non-Acela Business Class, First Class or sleeper accommodation charges. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • Not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

Learn more about the Booking Limits for Number of Passengers per Transaction.

Unaccompanied Minors

  • Children age 12 and under may not travel unaccompanied. They must travel with another person who is at least 18 years old.*
  • Children 13, 14 and 15 years old may travel as unaccompanied minors only under certain conditions.
  • Reservations for unaccompanied minors cannot be made on Amtrak.com.
  • Additional rules and restrictions apply.

*Exception: A minor who is 16 or 17, who is a parent to children of any age, may bring those children without restriction. The 16- or 17-year-old must bring proof that he or she is the parent of the children.

everyday amtrak discounts | senior discount

Senior Amtrak travelers can save 10% on most trains.

Amtrak travelers 65 years of age and over are eligible to receive a 10% discount on most rail fares on most Amtrak trains. On cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, a 10% Senior discount is applicable to travelers aged 60 and over.

Terms and Conditions

  • The senior discount is not valid with Saver or Flexible Fares.
  • The senior discount is not valid on the Auto Train or Acela.
  • The senior discount does not apply to non-Acela Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • The senior discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • The senior discount may not be combinable with other discount offers; refer to the terms and conditions for each offer.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

Valid proof of age is required when purchasing your ticket and onboard the train.

everyday amtrak discounts | active military discountActive duty US military personnel, their spouses and their dependents all save 10%

With valid active-duty United States Armed Forces identification cards, active-duty US military personnel, their spouses and their dependents are eligible to receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains, including for travel on the Auto Train. Just use the Fare Finder at the beginning of your search and select ‘Military’ for each passenger as appropriate to receive the discount.

Additionally, Amtrak supports and thanks our troops by welcoming the uniformed military personnel to the head of the ticket line.

Terms and Conditions

  • The military discount is not valid with Saver Fares.
  • The military discount is not valid on weekday Acela trains.
  • The military discount does not apply to non-Acela Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • The military discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • The military discount is not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
  • The military discount may not be combinable with other discount offers; refer to the terms and conditions for each offer.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

everyday amtrak discounts | military veteran discount

Veterans of all branches of the US military save 10%

Veterans of the United States Military receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains. Veterans must have served in one of the following branches:

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • NOAA Corps*
  • U.S. Public Health Service*
  • U.S. Merchant Marine*

*Commissioned officers only

Just use the Fare Finder at the beginning of your search and select ‘Military Veteran’ for each passenger as appropriate to receive the discount.

Terms and Conditions

  • The veteran discount is not valid with Saver Fares.
  • The veteran discount is not valid on weekday Acela trains.
  • The veteran discount does not apply to non-Acela Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • The veteran discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • The veteran discount is not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
  • The veteran discount may not be combinable with other discount offers; refer to the terms and conditions for each offer.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

everyday amtrak discounts | passengers with disabilities discountDiscounts available to passengers with disabilities and one traveling companion

Amtrak offers a 10% rail fare discount to adult passengers with a disability. Child passengers with a disability are eligible for the everyday 50% child discount plus an additional 10% off the discounted child’s fare, regardless of the service on which they travel.

Amtrak also offers a 10% discount for persons traveling with a passenger with a disability as a companion. Those designated as a companion must be capable of providing the necessary assistance to the passenger with a disability.

Just select ‘Passenger with Disability’ or ‘Companion’ for each passenger as appropriate in Fare Finder at the beginning of your search and to receive the applicable discounts.

You must provide written documentation of your disability at the ticket counter and when boarding the train. Acceptable documentation includes:

  • Transit system ID card for persons with a disability
  • Membership card from a disability organization
  • Letter from a physician
  • Medicare card, if under 65
  • Veteran’s Administration ID with “Service Connected”
  • Disabled/Accessible parking placard issued by a state Department of Motor Vehicle (photocopy is acceptable).

Terms and Conditions

  • Not valid with Saver Fares and may not be combinable with other discount programs; refer to the terms and conditions for each offer or ask your reservations sales agent for further details about restrictions.
  • On the Auto Train, only passengers traveling with their own wheeled mobility device (wheelchair or scooter) qualify for the passengers with disability discount.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

everyday amtrak discounts | rail passengers association discount10% discount for members of the Rail Passengers Association

Rail Passengers Association (RPA) members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains. Visit the Rail Passengers Association web site for information about becoming a member.

Three-Day Advance Purchase

To use the Rail Passengers Association discount, you must book your tickets (including tickets for travel on unreserved trains) at least three days in advance of travel.

If you make any change to your itinerary, you must re-qualify for any membership discount used. This means that, to be eligible to receive an applicable membership discount, any change to your itinerary must be made at least three days in advance of travel.

Membership Card Required

You must present your current, valid Rail Passengers Association membership card at the time your tickets are issued. Conductors may ask to see your membership card during your trip. Please carry your card with you onboard. Members with “Family” membership cards must each carry their own card with them.

How to Enter Your Rail Passengers Association Membership Discount Number When Booking Online

To take advantage of this discount when booking your travel online:

  • Use the Fare Finder at the beginning of your search and select ‘Rail Passengers Association’ for each passenger as appropriate. Then, enter your membership number on the ‘Passenger Information’ page of the booking process.
  • Or, in your user profile, select ‘Rail Passengers Association’ in the ‘Travel Profile’ section, and enter your membership number. Rail Passengers Association will be pre-selected as your preferred passenger discount type, and your membership number will appear, already filled-in, in the appropriate text field.
  • When entering your membership number, omit any spaces and dashes.

Discount Limitations

  • The Rail Passengers Association discount does not apply to non-Acela Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • The Rail Passengers Association discount is not valid with Saver Fares.
  • The Rail Passengers Association discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • The Rail Passengers Association discount is not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
  • The Rail Passengers Association discount may not be combinable with other discount offers; refer to the terms and conditions for each offer.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

everyday amtrak discounts | group travel discount

Sharing your train trip with a group of 20 or more? Discounts are waiting for you

Passengers traveling together in groups of 20 or more may be eligible to receive a discount off the normal rail fare, or a free escort ticket for every 20 travelers. Learn more about group travel requests here or call 1-800-USA-1GRP for more information on taking everyone along to share the fun.

Make reservation requests for your group as early as possible for the best fares and accommodations.

Discounts

Groups may be eligible to receive discounts for each 20 paying passengers. The half-fare children’s discounts may be applied to eligible members of the group. Discounts are not valid on all trains. These discount options are offered at the discretion of Amtrak.

Terms and Conditions

Sleeping Car, Business Class, and First Class upgrades are permitted upon payment of full accommodation charges.
Group space may be limited and group travel requests are subject to approval based on space availability.
Group discounts are not available on some Amtrak services.
Further restrictions may apply.

How Do I Book Group Reservations?

Online

You can make a request for group travel using our online group travel request form.

By Phone, Fax or E-mail

You can also call 1-800-USA-1GRP (1-800-872-1477), fax your request to 1-800-872-3298 or send an e-mail to the group travel department at groupsales@amtrak.com.

Riding the Train

Seating and Sleeping Accommodations

We offer coach seating on all trains, and, on long-distance trains, a variety of sleeping accommodations.

Meal Choices

We also offer a varied menu with choices ranging from light snacks and sandwiches to full meals in our long-distance dining cars. A variety of beverages and non-alcoholic beverages are also available, including a full bar selection on some trains.

Pre-boarding and Exclusive Occupancy

We can pre-board your group to add ease and comfort to the boarding process. We offer group seating and exclusive occupancy if your group is large enough to occupy an entire car.

Group Leader and Chaperone Policy

We want you and your group to have fun and be safe. Please review these rules with the adult chaperones in your group and provide each of them with a copy of these guidelines.

Chaperones

A minimum of one designated chaperone is required for every six minors under the age of 18 aboard the train. Designated chaperones are adults specifically responsible and accountable for minors traveling on the train. Any adult traveling in connection with the group who is responsible for an infant will not be considered a designated chaperone. Chaperones are responsible for following all Group Leader and Chaperone Guidelines.

Station Arrival

Please call 1-800-USA-RAIL prior to leaving for the train station to make sure your train is on schedule.

Plan to arrive at the train station at least 60 minutes before your scheduled train departure. Your group will need to be ready to board as soon as the train pulls into the station. Some station stops are as little as two minutes. The trains cannot wait for late-arriving groups or individuals.

  • Present your ticket to the station staff or conductor.
  • At staffed stations, identify yourself to the station staff to confirm boarding instructions.
  • Identify your group to the conductor and follow his/her seating instructions. During your trip, feel free to contact onboard personnel for assistance.
  • Group leaders and designated chaperones are responsible for the conduct and supervision of their group at all times during the field trip.
  • Please remind your students to be considerate of the other passengers. Amtrak personnel cannot assist in the supervision of your group.
  • Please use the trash and recycle bins and keep the area around your group clean and free of debris. Amtrak staff will provide extra trash bags for you to pick up your area before your group arrives at your destination.
  • When your group exits the train, follow the conductor’s instructions.
  • Appoint one or two people to follow behind the group to check the seating areas and overhead bins for any items that may have been left behind.

We look forward to having you travel on Amtrak.

Group Travel Requests

Parties of 20 or more passengers traveling together can enjoy the benefits of traveling as a group. We can accommodate groups of hundreds depending on the train and time of year of travel.

everyday amtrak discounts | governmentl discountSave with discounted rail fares across the nation

Amtrak offers federal government employees discounted fares for business travel within the Northeast Corridor as well as discounts for business travel on Coach fares nationwide. Federal government discounts must be booked through a federal employees travel management company or corporate booking tool and may not be booked on Amtrak.com. For more information, contact AmtrakGovernmentTravel@Amtrak.com.