Head Back to School and Save with Amtrak

@hercampusWe know it’s tough being a student. There’s new roommates, paper deadlines and decorating your tiny dorm room to worry about. So we’ve decided to make things easy on you. Sign up for Student Advantage and you’ll never have to worry about Amtrak prices.

We offer 10 percent off most routes, if you book with a Student Advantage card. Seriously. That means tickets to school, home to see mom and dad or a weekend getaway with your besties is all within your college budget reach!

If you’ve got a Student Advantage card (only $20 a year!), you’re even eligible for 1,000 bonus Amtrak Guest Rewards enrollment points when you complete your first round-trip on Amtrak. You’ll also receive two points for every dollar spent on Amtrak travel, or up to 750 points per trip on Acela Express.

Getting cheap Amtrak tickets with your Student Advantage card is simple:

  • When you book online at Amtrak.com use the Other Discounts tab of the Fare Finder at the beginning of your search and select ‘Student Advantage’ as your discount type. Then, on the ‘Passenger Info,’ enter your Student Advantage membership number.
  • If you have a user profile, select ‘Student Advantage’ as your passenger discount type, and enter your Student Advantage discount number. That way Student Advantage will be pre-selected as your preferred discount type, and your discount number will appear, already filled-in, in the text field every time you book.
  • Just remember to omit any spaces and dashes when entering your Student Advantage discount number.

We know planning can happen kinda last minute, but be sure to book reservations or make changes to existing reservations a minimum of three days prior to travel for reserved and unreserved service.

Where are you headed this semester? Let us know in the comment section below!