50% Off Amtrak Train Tickets | Fares Starting at Just $15

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See the country & save with Amtrak promo codes & deals! 🚉

Through May 5th, head over to Amtrack where you can score up to 50% off select one-way Coach fares to celebrate Amtrack’s 50th Anniversary – no Amtrak promo code needed! This discount offers one-way fares for $50 or less on select segments.

That seems like a fun and inexpensive way to travel!

This offer is valid on travel from June 2–November 13, 2021. Plus, it’s valid on all Amtrack trains except for New Haven-Springfield Shuttle, Pacific Surfliner, Philadelphia through Pittsburg portion of the Pennsylvanian Keystone and 7000-8999 Thruways.

Note that no additional discounts or Amtrak promo codes can be used with this offer.

Check out a few of the fares included in the sale…

  • Boston, MA – Portland, ME only $15!
  • New York, NY – Miami, FL only $50!
  • Washington, DC – Philadelphia, PA only $19!
  • New York, NY – Providence, RI only $25!
  • Chicago, IL – Los Angeles, CA only $50!

amtrak train on train tracks next to a body of water

If you’re new to Amtrak, check out Hip2Save reader Elizabeth’s, super helpful comment…

Just wanted to add my two cents on Amtrak – I’ve traveled with Amtrak many times, including across the country from Arizona to New York. Yes, the ticket purchasing process is kind of annoying. I found it easiest (and got the best deals) when splitting my trip into multiple parts. For example, I had to travel through Chicago, which is a major hub. It was way less expensive to buy tickets from Flagstaff to Chicago and then Chicago to Buffalo than it was to buy from Flagstaff to Buffalo. Also, if you’re flexible with dates, the prices can vary a lot. Overall, the website isn’t the most user-friendly and I’d recommend writing down each date/train combo that you try, so if you have to start over again, you know what you already looked at.

Superliners do not have private bathrooms in the roomettes. The roomettes are also TINY. I am very petite and traveled with my two kids (then 9 and 1) and we were okay in the roomette but had no room to spare. My 6’3” husband never would have made it two days in that space.

One thing to keep in mind is that when you purchase a roomette or a bedroom, meals are included (last I checked). That really adds up if you are traveling long distances. And the food is pretty good! One more thing – trains require some flexibility. They’re not always on time. It’s such an amazing way to travel through. You get to see parts of the country you don’t see from the road and it’s so much more relaxed than flying. I absolutely love it and can’t wait to travel on Amtrak again!


child pointing from train

Traveling with the kiddos?

If you’re taking an Amtrak trip with the kiddos, they’ll get to experience the wonder of train travel while you enjoy getting to your destination without baggage fees, airport traffic, and all the additional stress of air travel with children.

Infants under the age of two (not occupying a seat) ride FREE with each fare-paying adult ages 18 and older. Children ages 2 – 12 are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the lowest available adult fare with each fare-paying adult. If you’re booking more kids than adults for your trip, any additional children will be booked as an “Adult” and the full adult fare will be charged.

No Amtrak promo code is required to receive the child and infant discounts, as they are automatically applied when adding qualifying travelers to your booking. This offer cannot be combined with the buy one, get one offer mentioned above.

Note that children ages 12 and under may not travel unaccompanied. They must travel with an adult who is at least 18 years old. Children ages 13, 14, and 15 years old may travel as unaccompanied minors under certain conditions. Head on over here for more information about purchasing tickets for children.


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Comments 7

  1. Kris

    Hands down some of the most memorable times with my son are going from nebraska to west virginia and from west virginia to arizona in a roomette on amtrak. It forces a complete slow down since you CAN’T rush around anywhere.. you just sit back, relax, enjoy the scenery, the food (before covid, the neat companionship of random travelers in the dining car and observation deck) bring some books and card games… PURE BLISS. The joy is in the journey. 🙂

  2. Victoria

    I looked into this recently as a fun family adventure (we have a 4 year old). I know I went as a child and enjoyed it. Unfortunately all I can find from Little Rock, AR are trips leaving very late at night (11PM) or very early in the morning (3AM)…..

  3. SavingsMama

    Amtrak’s website is horribly designed and so far from user friendly. I can honestly find tickets way quicker on the airline sites. Now, the airport security that’s another process…but… Amtrak needs to get their digital sales platform fixed because I’m sure other momma’s say forget it like I have.

    • PrincessMom

      I agree! I used to take Amtrak regularly between NYC-RI but since then I barely take the train anywhere. It always seems like I can’t make a trip work for me and I give up after trying a few combinations of stations/dates/times. Several times, I would gladly have taken the train instead of driving 4+ hours to my destination if I hadn’t gotten frustrated while trying to figure out the best way to do it.

  4. Stacey

    The kids ticket price doesn’t reduce to $25 – it looks to be much less expensive to book them as adults with this promotion.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      It seem it may vary. Here is what I found on the children’s discount – “One child ages 2 – 12 is eligible to receive a 50% discount on the lowest available adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). If any additional child per adult will be traveling, reservations must be made for that child as an “Adult” and the full adult fare will be charged.”

      Hope this helps!

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