Amtrak Everyday Rail Travel Discounts
Author: Disabled World : Contact: www.disabled-world.com
Published: 2018-09-06 : (Rev. 2019-09-06)
Synopsis and Key Points:
Amtrak provides a variety of Everyday Discounts for children, veterans, persons with disabilities, seniors, students, military families and others.
The name Amtrak is a portmanteau of the words America and trak, the latter itself a sensational spelling of track.
Amtrak's loyalty program, Guest Rewards, is similar to the frequent-flyer programs of many airlines.
The name Amtrak is a portmanteau of the words America and trak, the latter itself a sensational spelling of track. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to nine Canadian cities.
Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces, operating more than 300 trains daily over 21,400 miles (34,000 km) of track.
Amtrak's loyalty program, Guest Rewards, is similar to the frequent-flyer programs of many airlines. Guest Rewards members accumulate points by riding Amtrak and through other activities, and can redeem these points for free or discounted Amtrak tickets and other rewards.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner leaving the train station at Santa Barbara, CA.
Amtrak offers a variety of Everyday Discounts for affordable travel year-round which include.
- AAA members save 10%:
AAA members and their immediate family (spouses and dependents) receive a 10% discount off the lowest available Value or Flexible fare when travel is booked at least three-days in advance. Up to two kids, ages 2-12, traveling with an adult receive 50% off the AAA member rail fare.
- College visit discount:
Amtrak has partnered with Collegia to make visiting college campuses more affordable. When reserved at least three days in advance, high school juniors and seniors traveling with an adult receive a 50% off companion discount on most Amtrak travel to personally check out their top choices and make sure the university that looks so good in the brochure is really a good fit.
- Discounts for passengers with disabilities and their companions:
Amtrak offers adult passengers with a disability a 15% rail fare discount off the lowest available Value or Flexible fare on most Amtrak trains. Passengers with a disability traveling on Downeaster trains (Boston, MA to Portland, ME) are eligible for a 50% discount. On most Amtrak service child passengers with a disability are eligible for the Everyday 50% child discount plus an additional 15% off the discounted child's fare. Amtrak also offers a 15% discount for persons traveling with a passenger with a disability as a companion.
- Group travel:
Passengers traveling together in groups of 20 or more will receive a 10% discount off the best available rail fare, or a free escort ticket for each 20 travelers. Learn more about group travel requests or call 1-800-USA-1GRP for more information on taking everyone along to share in the fun.
- Kids Ride 50% off:
Children 2-12 receive a 50% discount on the best available adult rail fare. One infant, under the age of two, can ride free with each fare-paying adult. Kids will take in the wonder and fun of the train, while parents enjoy a trip without baggage fees and traffic stops.
- Military personnel and families save 10%:
Amtrak is honoring the dedication of the nation's military by offering active-duty U.S. military personnel, their spouses and their dependents a 10% discount off the lowest available Value or Flexible fare on most Amtrak trains, including travel on the Auto Train.
- NARP members save 10percent:
National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) members receive a 10% discount off the lowest available Value or Flexible fare on most Amtrak trains when travel is booked at least three-days in advance. Visit the NARP website for information about becoming a member.
- Passenger Discount for Veterans Advantage® Members:
Veterans Advantage members holding a valid VetRewards Card receive a 15% discount off the lowest available Value or Flexible adult rail fares on most Amtrak service.
- Seniors save 15%:
Amtrak travelers 62 years of age and over receive a 15% discount off the lowest available Value or Flexible fare on most Amtrak trains. On cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, senior travelers ages 60 and over can take advantage of a 10% discount.
- Student discount:
Students 13-25 with a valid student ID are eligible for 15% off the lowest Value or Flexible Fare when travel is booked at least three-days in advance. Mom's hugs and free laundry are just a train ride away.
For current discounts and further information visit Amtrak Everyday Discounts.
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