2021 Best Travel Discounts For Seniors

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*Please note: Some of the discounts you’ll see below are offered by franchise owners in local markets.  This means that senior discounts may vary by location.

Our List of Best Travel Discounts for Seniors is full of verified senior discounts.  Senior Discounts that have a verified flag next to them have vetted by us or our community members.

Remember that discount policies can change throughout the year.  Our best advice for discount shoppers is to ask ahead of time so there are no surprises.

Best Travel Discounts For Seniors

Travel Discounts for Seniors - Airlines

Senior Discounts On Airline Tickets

American Airlines: Various discounts for 65 and up (call directly about possible senior discounts, only available for certain markets and flights).
Southwest Airlines: Various discounts for ages 65 and up (call to apply senior discount). verified
British Airlines: AARP members can save up to $200 on flights. Click here to book travel. verified
United Airlines: Various discounts for ages 65 and up (call to apply senior discount). verified
U.S. Airways: Has merged with American Airlines (see above). verified

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Senior Discounts on Car Rentals

Alamo Car Rental: Up to 25% off for AARP members verified
Avis Senior Discounts: AARP members save $10-$25 off Avis Car Rental verified
Budget Rent-A-Car Senior Discount: Everyday savings of 10-25% on all vehicles (domestic and international). Use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) # Y508537 to get the lowest rate(s) for AARP members (50+) verified
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Hertz Senior Discount: Hertz offers exclusive rental car deals for renters 50+. Use discount code CDP# 2007815. verified
Payless Senior Discount: AARP members enjoy discounts at Payless Car Rental, including everyday savings of 5% on leisure daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly rates. Use Payless Promo Code KW47RY verified


Senior Discounts on Hotels

Senior Discounts on Hotels

Best Western Senior Discount: 10% or more for AARP or senior guests (55+) verified
Cambria Suites Senior Discount: (Choice Hotels) “Senior Rate”:  If you are 60+ or an AARP member, you’ll save up to 10% with advance reservations. Just select “Senior/AARP” from the special rate dropdown or request the Senior Rate* when you call 800-4CHOICE (800-424-6423). (60+) verified
Candlewood Suites:  Discounts vary (62+) verified
Clarion Hotels – (Choice Hotels) “Senior Rate”:  If you are 60+ or an AARP member, you’ll save up to 10% with advance reservations. Just select “Senior/AARP” from the special rate dropdown or request the Senior Rate* when you call 800-4CHOICE (800-424-6423). (60+) verified
Comfort Inn Senior Discount: (Choice Hotels) “Senior Rate”:  If you are 60+ or an AARP member, you’ll save up to 10% with advance reservations. Just select “Senior/AARP” from the special rate dropdown or request the Senior Rate* when you call 800-4CHOICE (800-424-6423). (60+) verified
Comfort Suites – (Choice Hotels) “Senior Rate”:  If you are 60+ or an AARP member, you’ll save up to 10% with advance reservations. Just select “Senior/AARP” from the special rate dropdown or request the Senior Rate* when you call 800-4CHOICE (800-424-6423). (60+) verified

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Crown Plaza:  Discounts vary (62+) verified
Days Inn:  Discounts vary (60+) You can also call 1-800-225-3297 and request the “senior rate” verified
Hampton Inn & Suites – AARP members save 10% verified
Holiday Inn Senior Discounts:  Discounts vary (62+) or with valid membership ID of a retired persons organization. verified
Howard Johnson Hotel Discounts:  Discounts off best available rate (60+) You can also call 1-800-225-3297 and request the “senior rate”.  verified
Hyatt Senior Discounts:  Up to 50% off (62+) verified
Knights Inn:  Up to 10% off (60+) verified
La Quinta Inn Senior Discount:  Discounts vary (65+) verified
Marriott Senior Discount:  15% off (62+) verified
Motel 6:  10% off (60+), AMAC members 10% off by using code CP545906 verified
Sleep Inn – (Choice Hotels) “Senior Rate”:  If you are 60+ or an AARP member, you’ll save up to 10% with advance reservations. Just select “Senior/AARP” from the special rate dropdown or request the Senior Rate* when you call 800-4CHOICE (800-424-6423). (60+) verified
Super 8:  Seniors save 10% off (up to 20% with AARP card) verified
Travelodge Senior Discount:  Discounts vary (60+) verified
Wyndham Hotels:  Up to 20% with AARP card, AMAC members 20% off verified

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Cruise Discounts For Seniors

The cruise lines are always offering discounted fares for one reason or another.  Make sure you call your favorite cruise line to make sure you’re getting the best deal for the month in which you’re cruising.  In most cases, the big cruise lines like Carnival Cruises, Norwegian, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean will offer discounts to those travelers that are 55 and older. (Be sure to ask).

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Other Travel Discounts for Seniors

National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass: A $10.00 **Lifetime Pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies (62+). **Note – This price increases to $80 on Aug. 28, 2017  verified
Greyhound: 5% discount (62+) verified
Amtrak Senior Discounts: Amtrak travelers (62+) years of age and over are eligible to receive a 15% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains. On cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, a 10% Senior discount is applicable to travelers (60+). verified

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Written By
Chris Clark

For over a decade, Chris has been writing about senior discounts and deals. He finds the hunt for discounts rewarding because it allows him to take care of older adults by offering them senior-specific pricing. As the son of two social workers, Chris has spent his whole life advocating for the betterment of others. When he isn’t researching senior discounts, Chris enjoys fishing, spending time with his sons, and rooting for his favorite team, the Portland Trail Blazers. Learn more about Chris here


  2. I’m interested in the Bus travel rates. Please give me a schedule and price it would cost to go to Vero Beach Florida, PLEASED !!! Thank- You!
  3. When do the 2020 discount coupon books come out. Would like one as soon as they come off the press. Thanks.
  4. Any specials for 90 year olds? Seems like they deserve it, if any body does and extra special for 100 years.
  5. Excellent info. I should have seen this earlier. What is considered senior at what age. some say over 50 . Others say something older. Thanks
  6. I am 61 and retired. Unfortunately I have to leave the national parks out because they don’t feel you are elderly until you are 62 plus. Shame on them. A lot of places are 55 and up. Contact me if this policy changed.
  7. p/let me know of all senior and aarp members discounts. I am eligible for both of these.
  8. How about this, federal law stating that all discounts be posted at the door and boldly posted on websites and menus of businesses offering them. Seniors shouldn’t have to jump through hoops or risk not getting their discounts because they didn’t know or forgot that a discount was offered.
  9. I was interested in the national park lifetime membership but I guess I still have to wait 10 years?!? Not sure why you target 50 year olds most saving happen at 60+
      1. One trick is that you can join AARP pretty cheap at age 50 and usually get the equivalent of a 60+ discount.
  10. This is a great list. I always take advantage of airline tikets discounts for seniors when I travel but I found here a lot more I never knew about. Thank you!
  11. I love information on savings in all areas where savings can be had for seniors and would welcome a way to find those discount. Many businesses have them, but they are not easy to find, especially if you are visiting an other area of the country, or the state for that matter. I also thing this is information that should be made easily avaiable to seniors that are looking at the possibility of visiting the US. The way the economy makes it hard to make ends meet and the US could use more of those tourist dollars. It is not that they must have the discounts, but if you are like me you compare costs between several destinations before you choose one – why not choose the US!?
  12. Joining sharp is only for rich middle class. Definitely not for the poor as I found out. It only works if you are willing to.put up with a load of old farts. Literally. A bus load, or hotel full of pampered old farts on pampers telling for the driver to stop every 5 minutes to run to the bathroom. Then you have the old 90 year OLD single bookers looking to hook up for a quickie in the bathroom on the bus.
    1. Arthur, did u mean AARP?? BTW, How old are you? You seem to know an awful lot about these ‘ discounts’! My Oh My…lolol
      1. I’ve known about most of these because I’ve helped my mother take advantage of them for a while. I’m just now 55 and you don’t get much til 60+
  13. I would like a senior discount list. I live in a senior community and most of the seniors don’t know about the various discounts so I will definitely share the list. We are all on a fixed income and it would br very much appreciated. Thank you.
  14. Carnival cruise line does not give a senior discount. They give nothing at all. You pay the same price no matter who you book with.
  15. We did a quick analysis last year when we first became eligible for AARP (and were about to go on a trip). We are certain that the VAST majority of people living an average active middle class (or above) lifestyle will definitely come out WAY ahead from an AARP membership. Paying attention and actively utilizing the savings can gain you into the hundreds/thousands each year!
    1. I joined this year, 2019, as we were also taking a trip. We did save a ton on quite a bit of things we did. We saved a lot on the Hotel prior to flying out. Either AARP or AAA, both do save money. AARP was cheaper. Joined for 12.00 and save a lot more than that. So I was quite happy with it. And a lot of restaurants gave discounts. When I paid for the entire bill, everyone in the party got the discount. It is worth the money.
  16. I’m looking to be a Snowbird & go somewhere on OceanFront Beach for the months of January 2019 to March 2019
    1. Me too!!! I just realized your comment was from last year. Did you find a place? If you don’t mind sharing your information. Look forward to hearing from you! Thx Irene
  17. AARP is not a scam. My friends and I go to the Outback once a month and we save 10% off the check. There’s a big group and our savings add up. The savings help to fund a free meal once a year.
      1. Love me some AARP. I save about 10-20% every week. You gotta work it. If you’re denied your discounts, contact AARP. They want to update their discount list. Don’t give up.I have been a member for 15 years.
  18. Thank you so much! I need all the discounts I can get! I will be 76 on July 19th 2018, this will really come in handy for me! God bless you!!
  19. I have the 2015 list and it’s just the names and discounts by category and runs about two pages. Very handy. I don’t want pages and pages of description. Do you have such a list for 2018? If you have it, could you please email it to me. I signed up for your site. I thought it would be available there. That’s what I read in the comment section. But got there and didn’t see anything.

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