Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak fares’

Discounted Tickets Will No Longer be Sold Aboard Carolinian, Piedmont Trains Effective June 5

May 18, 2017

Amtrak said this week that effective June 5 that discounted fares will no longer be sold aboard the Carolinian or Piedmont trains.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said that only the full undiscounted, unrestricted fare will be available for purchase and that conductors will only accept cash payments on board the train.

All Piedmont and Carolinian trains are reserved trains and seating on reserved trains is only guaranteed with a reservation.

Amtrak said passengers wishing to pay with with credit cards can make reservations and obtain eTickets at, by using the Amtrak mobile apps, or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

eTickets can be printed at home or displayed using a smartphone. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card at stations with Quik-Trak kiosks and at Amtrak ticket offices.

Fare Sale Announced for Hiawatha Service Travel

April 18, 2017

Amtrak has announced a buy one get one half off deal for passengers traveling on Hiawatha Service trains on Saturdays.

In a news release, the rail passenger carrier said that a Chicago-Milwaukee roundtrip for two will cost $75.

Up to two children ages 2 through 12 can ride for half-price with a full fare adult.

Tickets must be purchased online using promotion code V451. Amtrak noted that for those wishing to spend a night on the town, the last Hiawatha Service trains depart Chicago at 10:40 p.m. and Milwaukee at 11:10 p.m.

Passengers wanting to take a bicycle with them may do so for $5 and do not need to place their bike in a box. It can be handed to an Amtrak crew member at the baggage car.

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 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

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 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 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 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

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.