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Old Aug 8, 05, 11:32 pm   #1
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Post 2006 Amtrak Promotions and Discounts

Please use this thread for Amtrak discount codes and promotions. Many thanks to bhatnasx for starting and keeping this thread updated for so long! The discounts have been organized by region.

The original discount code thread has been closed, but can still be accessed here: http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280042

Please post new discounts/promos and I will try to keep this list up-to-date! Should I miss something, just send me a PM and I'll get it fixed.

NEW! - When you see this icon, it means the following is new or updated information.

Disclaimer! - Use these codes at your own risk. Most are targeted for specific people/organizations which may require proof of eligibility when booking or picking tickets up.

National Promotions

Note: Most discounts require three day advance purchase. Sleeper accommodations, Auto Train and weekday Metroliner/Acela Express service and some Thruway services are usually excluded as well. Check with specific terms and conditions for each discount or promotion for details.

Seniors - 15% off
Amtrak travelers 62 years of age and over receive a 15% discount on the applicable adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains.

Student Advantage - 15% off
College students can purchase the Student Advantage cards to receive discounts at hundreds of retailers, including a 15% discount on Amtrak travel and Amtrak Express shipping. Amtrak reservations must be made at least three days in advance to receive discount. http://www.studentadvantage.com/disc...rd/pjp?id=9191

International Student Identification Card - 15% off
Students holding an International Student Identification Card will receive 15% off the rail fare on most routes. Must present ISIC and school ID card to qualify for discount. Excludes all Acela Express and Metroliner services. Reservations must be made at least three days in advance. Visit
http://www.myisic.com/

Veteran's Advantage - 15% off Unlike Student Advantage, you really do have to be a veteran for this one. http://www.veteransadvantage.com/par...amtrak-50.html

AAA - 10% off
American Automobile Association members save 10% off adult rail fares. Three day advance reservation required.

Military Discount - 10% off
Active duty US military personnel, along with their spouses and their dependents, are eligible to receive a 10% discount off most Amtrak rail fares in the US, including travel on the Auto Train.

National Association of Railroad Passengers 10% discount - Join NARP, support Amtrak and receive a 10% discount on most rail fares! http://www.narprail.org/cms/index.php/main/discount/

Guest Rewards Promotions

Earn Double Points on all Amtrak trips.
Register at www.amtrakguestrewards.com for double points on all Amtrak travel between September 17, 2006 and December 16, 2006.

Blackout dates November 21 through November 28. Double points will post to a maximum of one round trip or two one way tickets per day.

Northeast Routes

V383 - Save 25% from Albany, Boston or Springfield
Purchase two Adult tickets and save 25% on each ticket on most Northeast Regional services.

Valid for travel through June 30, 2007. Not valid for travel on Acela Express. Other restrictions may apply. Thanks saschasegan!

Southern Routes


V515 - 20% off Florida
Order a FREE Orlando Magicard and save 20% off rail fare to/from all Central Florida stations on Auto Train and the Silver Service. Cannot be booked via Amtrak.com. Must call 1-800-USA-RAIL to book. Some restrictions apply. Thanks jamesbrownontheroad!

http://www.orlandoinfo.com/magicard/...ategory&cid=12

V662 - 20% off Silver Star
Passengers traveling onboard the Silver Star can receive 20% off through March 15, 2007.

Valid for sale and travel through March 15, 2007. Blackout dates apply: Nov 9-12, 2006; Nov 21-28, 2006; Dec 15, 2006-Jan 7, 2007. Tickets are nonrefundable. Travel permitted on Silver Star trains 91/92 only. Thanks saschasegan!

Midwestern Routes

V663 - Save 10% on most routes out of Chicago
10% discount is valid on many trains running south out of Chicago through December 14, 2006. Blackout dates apply: Nov 9-12, 2006; Nov 21-28, 2006. Thanks saschasegan!

Western Long Haul Routes

V524 - 15% off the Empire Builder
Through December 14, 2006, passengers can save 15% traveling on the Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle/Portland. Blackout dates apply: Nov 9-12, 2006; Nov 21-28, 2006. Thanks saschasegan!

V663 - Save 10% on the Texas Eagle
Same code as above, this discount is also applicable on the Texas Eagle through December 14, 2006. Blackout dates apply: Nov 9-12, 2006; Nov 21-28, 2006. Thanks saschasegan!

Northwestern Routes

No Current Promotions known.
Southwestern Routes


Alaska Airlines Mileage Accrual
For passengers traveling on routes that may also accrue Alaska Mileage Plan miles, here is the form you need to submit to the Conductor. Handy if the onboard crew does not have any available. Thanks GoAmtrak!

NRPC 3070

H652 - Capitol Corridor 15th Anniversary 15% Off
Save 15% off trips on California's Capitol Corridor. Tickets must be booked by December 31, 2006 for travel through February 15, 2007. No blackout dates apply. Multi-ride tickets have been reduced by 15% during the ticket purchase period. Thanks Reindeerflame.


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Old Aug 9, 05, 3:48 pm   #2
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Thanks, ByeByeDelta, for taking over this thread & keeping it more updated than I was able to. I greatly appreciate it & given the number of posts & views of the other thread, the Flyertalk community appreciates it too!

Great job!

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Old Aug 9, 05, 5:48 pm   #3
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The "Southwest" Capitol Corridor promotion h405 listed expired a few months ago...
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Old Aug 9, 05, 8:43 pm   #4
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The "Southwest" Capitol Corridor promotion h405 listed expired a few months ago...
Hehe... I just glanced over that one and saw December and November dates, figured they were 2005. Oops!

Does anyone know of any current promotions running out West? Amtrak.com does not list anything.
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Old Aug 10, 05, 5:35 pm   #5
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Does anyone know of any current promotions running out West? Amtrak.com does not list anything.
It's not much, but...

Santa Barbara Car Free - BOGO Free Certificate - "While supplies last, we will include a coupon for a FREE companion fare (coach travel) for Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner (San Diego to San Luis Obispo; coupon good for travel between September 6, 2005 and June 15, 2006). If you would like a coupon please pull down the menu below and select "Starts Fall 05 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner." Note: coupons cannot be used during the following time periods: Nov.22-29, 2005; Dec.16, 2005 - Jan. 2, 2006; Jan.13-16, 2006; Feb. 17-20, 2006; Apr. 13-17, 2006; May 26-29,2006. Paper coupons must be presented when purchasing tickets to receive the discount."

Registration Required (it's free though!)
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Old Aug 11, 05, 4:47 pm   #6
  
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Code V626 (NEC to RI) also works for those traveling FROM the RI stations (Providence, Kingston, Westerly) to other locations in the NEC (such as NYP, BOS, etc...). At least it worked for me leaving from my home station (KIN). I just input V626 online, and it took with no problem. So you don't actually have to stay 1 night in the Ocean State.

I assume this discount code is still good, as the fare states "... all unreserved trains ... ", since ALL trains on the NEC are reserved. There are no more unreserved trains.
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Old Aug 11, 05, 5:03 pm   #7
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Capital corridor BLUELIGHT SPECIAL - friends Go FREE!!!!!

Friends Ride Free on Weekends anywhere else the Capitol Corridor goes.

Now, That's a Steal!

We really hit this one out of the park. With Amtrak Capitol Corridor free companion fare on weekends, you and a friend can travel together to the game, or to anywhere else the Capitol Corridor travels. That's right, anywhere. So grab a buddy, stop by the café care and make yourself comfortable on the most relaxing, fun way to travel: Capitol Corridor. How's that for a winning idea?

Travel Made Simple

When booking, please refer to discount code H546.

Offer Terms and Conditions
Offer valid for sale between June 18, 2005 - August 28, 2005 and for travel on all Saturday and Sundays between June 18, 2005 - August 28, 2005 in coach on the Capitol Corridor Trains and Associated Thruways except not valid on the 7000-8999 series Thruways. Offer valid for one free companion traveling with a paid regular (full) adult fare, senior or disabled adult discount fare. The free companion and paid adult must travel together at all times and have tickets issued at the same time. Up to 2 children ages 2-15 may accompany each adult at half the regular (full) adult rail fare. Blackouts apply for the following dates: all Monday through Fridays and July 1, 2005 - July 4, 2005. Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted. Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Refer to discount code H546.
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Old Aug 15, 05, 1:57 pm   #8
  
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V626 restrictions

bought a NYC-PHI roundtrip ticket this weekend using the V626 code. (booked it over the phone with an agent).

printed on the ticket were these restrictions:
no travel 9A-659P F+Sun, 5 Sept, 10 Oct, all day 22 23 24 26 27 28 Nov, travel ok 4 Sep, 9 Oct

hope this helps people with using this discount code!
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Military fares (families too)

Another national fare to add to the list above:

10% Discount for Military Personnel

Active duty US military personnel, along with their spouses and their dependents, are eligible to receive a 10% discount off most Amtrak rail fares in the US, including for travel on the Auto Train.

Mysteriously, when I called and tried to use V626 on a ticket from NY, the agent told me it wasn't valid (she said "a lot of people have been trying to call in and use that code even if they're not travelling to Rhode Island), but then said she could still give me the greater discount of 20% off for being military.
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New York by Rail -- Companion fare 50% off

Found this discount at http://www.trainweb.org/espa/espa805.htm

'New York By Rail' Travel Discount

The 2005 'New York By Rail' Travel Guide is now available! Featuring destinations across the state, this 50 page, full color, guide can be obtained at rail stations, on board Empire Corridor trains or by contacting Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or on line at www.amtrak.com.

This year's Travel Guide is offering a 'New York By Rail 50% Off Companion Fare' discount, valid through March 2006. Using discount code V707, New York State travelers can save 50% off a second adult fare when traveling in pairs. Specific advance purchase requirements, blackout dates and other restrictions apply. Contact Amtrak for full details.

Worth trying if you are traveling within NYS.
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On Monday I tried booking WAS-NYC for Tuesday travel using V626 and for the first time it wouldn't work, got the message that this discount could not be booked online.
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V648 is actually valid on all trains that serve Chicago, except for the Hoosier State.

Amtrak is now offering a 15% discount for International Student Identity Card (ISIC) holders through 31 December. From 1 January 2006 on, the discount will be 10%.
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Hello,
Please excuse a new poster if I'm not in the right place. My question to the forum is: When purchasing Amtrak tickets am I able to use two or more discounts for a ticket. That is, will AAA and Rail passengers association 10% discounts be combined for a 20% discount. Thanks. NR
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Old Sep 5, 05, 1:29 pm   #14
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Hello,
Please excuse a new poster if I'm not in the right place. My question to the forum is: When purchasing Amtrak tickets am I able to use two or more discounts for a ticket. That is, will AAA and Rail passengers association 10% discounts be combined for a 20% discount. Thanks. NR
Unfortunately, no stacked discounts in the manner you are referring to.

Occasionally, you may be able to combine a discounted rate (like AAA) with a discount code (like H431). This is rare however (don't bother with H431, it expired long ago but was an example of a stackable discount code). You will see on Amtrak's website: "Please note that promotion codes may usually only used to discount standard fares. Typically, they may not be combined with other passenger discounts"
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Old Sep 5, 05, 1:50 pm   #15
  
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Thank You SWG

Thanks, your reply was helpful and informative (as are most of the posts to this forum). Again, being new at this, I'd like to ask if you or others might be able to direct me to an answer.

I notice 'codes' being used and although I have looked, I haven't been able to find where these can be found or how they are used. Is there a faq or site that has some information on these discount 'codes'.
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