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Amtrak Senior Discounts

Updated: July 8, 2018

Did you know that Amtrak offers a senior discount? That's right, the iconic train service serving the US and Canada offers Amtrak senior discounts, and not many people are aware of this perk!

Amtrak Senior Discounts

Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces, operating more than 300 trains each day over 21,300 miles (34,000 km) of track. Some track sections allow trains to run as fast as 150 mph (240 km/h). – wikipedia

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Amtrak Specials for Seniors

In the USA, Amtrak senior discounts are offered to those age 65+ and provide a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fares.  These senior discounts are offered on most Amtrak trains. On cross-border services, (operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada), a 10% Senior discount is applicable to travelers aged 60 and over.

It would be a lot easier if Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada came together and offered a consistent senior discount, but they haven't called to ask The Senior List for help… (yet). 🙂

Amtrak Senior Discount Details

Amtrak Senior Discounts
Amtrak Senior Discount details 7/8/19

There are Limitations – Here's what Amtrak has to say about their senior discount program:

  • The senior discount is not valid with Saver Fares.
  • The senior discount is not valid on the Auto Train.
  • The senior discount is not valid on weekday Acela Express trains.
  • The senior discount does not apply to Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • The senior discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • The senior discount may not be combinable with other discount offers; refer to the terms and conditions for each offer.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

Travel by rail is becoming quite popular again. As airports become more and more crowded, and the security lines get longer and longer, people are opting for a more relaxing experience. The train is a great way to go.

If you're into dining out, you should definitely check out our BIG LIST of Restaurant Discounts for Seniors. You'll be glad you did!

20 Comments

  1. Does anyone know that Seniors must line up at Union Station, DC,at least 20 minutes before boarding? At Pen Station, NYC, Seniors just merge with all other passengers and reach the train in five minutes; no special lines that make passengers wait for the gate to open. My wife had an episode of syncope (fainting) from orthostatic hypotension, that is not infrequent with Seniors that stand for a period of time and are not thoroughly hydrated and not hot. While Union Station management might think they are giving Seniors excellent service, with an exclusive Senior Priority line, it resulted in my wife’s fainting. Perhaps, Union Station can just tell Seniors to remain seated, if they like, until the boarding gate opens?

    1. I’m 65 travelling to Roanoke Va.How much will my price be with senior discount and what is the promo code

  2. Are service dogs allowed on Amtrack trains? Also can you use the Senior discount and then pay for the upgrade fo the business class at the regular price?

  3. Want the fare for a senior citizen & 1 child under 2 yrs of age roundtrip from Savannah GA to Newark NJ. for the weekend of Feb. 15 2019 please

  4. A friend booked our trip (Ticket #00113810103185 ) ,2 tickets, for us leaving Lorton, Va. on Thurs 1/31 Train # 53 to and returning 2/28 from Sanford, Fla.Train # 52 The total cost charged to his credit card for us was $1080. We are both Seniors can you please tell me if the senior discount was applied and if it wasn’t what can I do to correct it . Thank you so much.

  5. I tried the suggestion above, and when you check off “Senior” it asks for a code number and won’t proceed without one. But I can’t find anything that explains how to sign up and get the code.

    1. How could I communicate with a live person websit is humongous 301 266 4007. Kathleen Bowen 83 yrs old and the more y scroll too much info to comprehend will need to travel frequently to Philadelphia in near future. Slight disability and ??? Are. Sr rates and or other discounts will be approx once a month any specific discounts leaving from dc or bwi Live in Waldorf md

  6. We are planning to go from Chicago to St Louis by train in September.
    How do we prove we are senior citizens when buying a ticket online?
    Regards
    Margaret Dandy.
    England

    1. Hi Margaret, When you go to book your ticket, there will be an option that says “discounts”, make sure to indicate “senior” and it should automatically apply. I imagine they will check your id at the train station prior to boarding. Hope that helps!

  7. I am a retired amtrak employee we have passes can i get some kind of senior discount for a sleeper car

  8. My husband and I r traveling Greensboro, NC to San Francisco and want to go by train. I’m 62 and my husband is 54; does the senior discount apply?

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