Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak fares’

Amtrak Double Days are Back

March 20, 2017

Amtrak is bringing back its double points program for Amtrak Guest Rewards® members.

Between March 20 and May 20, program members can receive double travel points for traveling on Amtrak.

Members must register at AmtrakGuestRewards.com/DoubleDays. Some restrictions apply and fares are subject to availability.

Amtrak Holding ‘Track Friday’ Sale

November 23, 2016

Amtrak is joining the Black Friday madness with a Track Friday fare sale.

Amtrak 3Between Friday, Nov. 25 and Mon day Nov. 28 (Cyber Monday), the passenger carrier is offering 30 percent off for travel between Dec. 10, 2016, and April 9, 2017, throughout Amtrak’s national network.

The fares are only available at Amtrak.com.

Hiawatha Designated Peak, Off Peak Service

October 19, 2016

Amtrak is designating Hiawatha Service trains as peak and off peak. The carrier said in a service advisory that the distinction on the Chicago-Milwaukee route is being done to reduce overcrowding on the busiest trips.

Hiawatha 2Weekday Trains 330, 332, 337 and 339 have the highest ridership and are being designated as peak trains.

Passengers traveling on off-peak trains will pay lower fares, although the advisory did not say what the fare deferential would be.

Amtrak noted that 10 of its 14 weekday trains — and all weekend service — is designated as off-peak.

In a related development, Amtrak has increased the ticket price for monthly and 10-ride passes. However, Amtrak said pass buyers will continued to receive a discount.

Discounted fares are also available for students, veterans, senior citizens, military, AAA members and children under 12.

$5 Kid Tickets Offered for Travel to Missouri State Fair

July 19, 2016

Amtrak is offered a $5 children’s fare keyed to travel to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

The fare applies to up to two children ages 2-12 when accompanied by an adult traveling at the regular fare.

Amtrak Missouri River RunnerThe fares are good on the state-funded Missouri River Runner trains during the fair’s Aug. 11-21 run in Sedalia.

Reservations should be made using discount code V523 through Aug. 20 and must be made at least one day in advance of travel.

Look for the “Deals” tab at Amtrak.com or call Amtrak reservations at 800-USA-RAIL.

The offer is valid for coach seats and is dependent upon availability.

Amtrak’s Sedalia station is located three miles from the fairgrounds and taxi service information will be available on the train and at the station.

The Missouri River Runner also serves St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee’s Summit, Independence and Kansas City.

Amtrak Offering 15% Student Fare Discounts

March 21, 2016

Amtrak has announced that it is offering 15 percent off the lowest available fare for students ages 17-25.

Amtrak logoThe discounted fares, which are effective immediately, will be in effect for the remainder of 2016.

Travel must be booked at least three days in advance at Amtrak.com. Passengers must present a valid photo identification aboard the train.

Fares are subject to availability and other restrictions may apply.

2-for-1 Fares Launched on Texas Eagle

January 20, 2016

Amtrak has launched a two for one sale for Texas Eagle passengers that is good for travel through March 20.

The fares are also good for travel beyond San Antonio on the Sunset Limited for those who board at a station served by the Eagle between Chicago and San Antonio.

Amtrak Texas EagleAmong the intermediate stations served by the Eagle are Springfield, Illinois; St. Louis; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, Texas.

Three days a week through cars between Chicago and Los Angeles operate via a connection in San Antonio with the Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited.

Sample fare for two adults each way are as low as Chicago to Little Rock, $124; Los Angeles to Dallas/Ft. Worth, $192; Chicago to Dallas/Ft. Worth, $162; Little Rock to St. Louis, $70; Chicago to Austin, $172; Austin to Dallas/Ft. Worth, $36; Chicago to San Antonio, $172; and San Antonio to Dallas, $44.

Travel between Chicago and St. Louis, and between San Antonio and Los Angeles is excluded. See the Deals tab on Amtrak.com for other applicable restrictions.

Amtrak Offers 20% Discounts on State Trains

January 8, 2016

Amtrak has announced a winter fare sale offering tickets discounted 20 percent on select Midwest Route.

The discounts are being offered on the Lincoln Service, Wolverine Service, Illini, Saluki, Illinois Zephyr, Carl Sandburg, Blue Water, Pere Marquette and the Missouri River Runners.

Passengers are advised that to receive the discounts they should apply Amtrak fare codes V426 for Illinois trains, V441 for Michigan trains and V871 for Missouri trains.

Tickets are non-refundable and some blackout dates apply. Other terms and conditions also apply and can be found by clicking the Deals tab at Amtrak.com

The fares are good for travel through March 31.

Amtrak Offering Buy 1, Get 1 at 50% Off for December Lake Shore Limited Coach Travel

September 3, 2015

Amtrak is offering a buy one and get another at 50 percent off companion fare to all destinations served by the Lake Shore Limited between Chicago and New York.

Passengers must purchase one regular full fare adult coach ticket to qualify for the discounted companion fare.

Travel must be booked through Sept. 30 for travel Dec. 1-18.

Seating is limited and seats may not be available on all days. Fares are subject to availability. The companion and full fare passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together.

Tickets are non-refundable but exchanges are permitted prior to the original travel date. The fare is subject to other terms and conditions.

Amtrak Offering Midwest Route Fare Discounts

January 11, 2015

Amtrak has announced that it is offering 20 percent fare discounts on select Midwest routes.

Trains on which the discounts are being offered include the Lincoln Service (Chicago-St. Louis), Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg (Chicago-Quincy, Ill.) Illini/Saluki (Chicago-Carbondale, Ill.) Wolverine Service (Chicago-Detroit), Blue Water (Chicagop-Port Huron, Mich.), Pere Marquette (Chicago-Grand Rapids, Mich.) and the Missouri River Runners (St. Louis-Kansas City)

One way fares might be as low as $28 between Chicago and Detroit, and $24.80 between Chicago and Grand Rapids or Port Huron.

To receive discounts, apply Amtrak fare codes V653 for Illinois trains, V7163 for Michigan trains and V419 for Missouri trains.

Tickets are non-refundable and some blackout dates apply. See the Deals tab on Amtrak.com for other applicable restrictions, including advance reservation and purchase requirements for discounts through March 31. Terms and conditions may vary.

Amtrak Offering Sale Fare Through June 26

June 19, 2014

Amtrak has announced a nationwide fare sale for travel from Aug. 18 to Nov. 3. Passengers must book their trips with Amtrak by June 26.

In a news release, Amtrak said that seats and times available for the sale are limited.  Tickets are non-refundable and some blackout dates may apply. The discounted fare is only valid on coach seats and cannot be used on accommodation upgrades.