Five Ways to Save on Amtrak Travel this Summer

Five Ways to Save on Amtrak Travel this Summer

Traveling by Amtrak this summer? Do yourself a favor and check out these 5 ways to save:

Copycat These Trips

Our passengers tell us about their Amtrak Stories all of the time, so we can say first hand, just how memorable Amtrak adventures can be. Like the Nerd Train, a group of friends that do a cross country trip each year. Or the Wen and Chris USA Rail Pass adventure wedding. Or the Matouk family  summer traincation. There are tons. Let their trips inspire you to create your own.

Discounts and Deals

Now that you have a destination and you know your route, it’s time to see if there are any deals or discounts that apply to you. We offer everyday discounts on travel for children, students and more. There are also regional deals on travel with us. No matter what route you plan to travel on, make sure to check and see the available deals and discounts.

Sign Up for SmartFares

Get information about discounts straight to your inbox. Just sign up for Amtrak SmartFares and let the savings come to you. When you sign up, you can save 30% off one-way coach fares. There are new deals every week, but only available on each Tuesday through Friday. Get ready to save!

Be Flexible

We know time isn’t always on your side, but when it is we recommend flexibility. Starting your Amtrak vacay during peak travel times like during rush hour or right before a major travel holiday can impact price. So if you can, move around your departure time and you might see a difference.

Book Early

We know that everyone isn’t into planning ahead. But if the budget is tight or you just really love saving money, know that booking early can help you save a lot. We recommend a minimum of 14 days in advance to maximize savings. But if you like taking planning ahead to the next level, we allow advance booking up to 11 months in advance. Talk about a travel countdown!