5 Tips for Cheap Amtrak Tickets

5 Tips for Cheap Amtrak Tickets

Amtrak Ticket Agent

Looking to score cheap Amtrak tickets? Here are 6 ways to pay less for your trip.

1. Join Amtrak Guest Rewards
Every time you ride with us, you can earn Amtrak Guest Rewards points toward free trips. Joining the loyalty program is completely free, and promotions come directly to your inbox. It’s a really simple premise: You ride, you earn points. Even better, if you ride a lot, then you get bumped up to higher tiers in the program that earn you even more points per ride.

2. Book 14 Days in Advance
The early bird really does get the worm! If you plan ahead and book your seats early, you can get the worm and the best ticket prices on the Northeast Corridor. In fact, you can save 25 percent or more off the lowest available fares when you book 14 days in advance. Just choose the Adult passenger type when booking to receive the discounted fare.

3. Buy Your Tix Online or on Your Phone
In case you were planning on waiting until the last minute and buying your tickets when you get to the station–don’t. Our best prices are listed on our website and are also available on our app. If you don’t have that yet, go here to download it. Not only do you get the best prices, you’ll also be able to change your reservation and check your train’s status right from your smartphone!

4. Bring Your Kids!
Kids ages 2-12 travel for half price! That’s right, the kiddos are eligible to receive a 50 percent discount on the lowest available adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains. With all the money you save, you can buy them lots of candy and soda from the cafe car! We kid. But that would be pretty awesome.

5. Follow @Amtrak on Social Media
We’re constantly sharing our latest deals and promos online. Plus we’re kinda funny, too! For Twitter you can find us @Amtrak and on Facebook, we’re at Facebook.com/Amtrak. Throughout the day we share important travel updates, our latest discounts and even a few contests for free tickets. Most importantly, following us is free!

Do you have other tips to share with your fellow passengers? Tell us in the comments below!

 

4 comments
abharoy
abharoy

Hey, This is an excellent tip for cheap tickets. I saw the best offer on cheap flights at iEagle.com

dgloria3
dgloria3

I want to say it was about 4 years ago, when we were getting on the train and we had purchased tickets for the lower deck, because my mom had cancer and she was very weak, and there is no way we were going to have her climb stairs to the upper level, and we were very upset that they had messed up on our ticket, and this lovely lady an employee of Amtrek went out of her way and she cleared out this room were they had laundry, she put them somewhere else, and she said that we can have this room that had a bed in it, and she said "I was in your shoes when my mom had cancer", and I asked her how she was doing and she had passed, and my heart went out to her. A few days later my mom also passed. I just want to say Thank You to the lady that made my mom's trip home a comfortable one. Again Thank You!

ChristinaAbusirdaneh
ChristinaAbusirdaneh

Shows children under 15 are 50 percent off.. But when buying tickets is 12 under

travel
travel

We want the dining car on the silver star.not 4in 8.00 sandwiches.we will fly times 100000 people