Amtrak Offers 35% Discounts in Honor of Grandparents

Being a grandparent has many perks, including a 35% discount when traveling on Amtrak. Heading into Grandparents Day this weekend, Amtrak is offering a 35 percent off sale for travel on routes throughout the country.

Amtrak wants to show how much they love grandparents by offering a great way to travel for a getaway on a leisurely vacation. Starting today, through September 9, travelers can receive a 35 percent discount for nationwide travel between October 1, 2019 and February 2, 2020.

“Whether seeing family, taking a trip on a cross-country adventure or going on a weekend jaunt to see friends, we truly believe that the journey is the most important part of the adventure,” said Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson. “With our 35 percent off discount, customers can make Grandparents Day extra special this year, treating their loved ones to a memorable opportunity to travel on Amtrak.”

The sale is available at, and all prices will be automatically discounted from the standard fare price. Special prices available during the sale offer fares as low as:

Pairing CitiesPricePairing CitiesPrice
Boston – New York (NER)$39Boston – New York (Acela)$79
Boston – Washington, DC (NER)$73Boston – Washington, DC (Acela)$119
Chicago – Denver$69Chicago – New York$72
Chicago – New Orleans$79Chicago – St. Louis$20
Chicago – Kansas City$45Jackson – New Orleans$16
Lorton – Sanford$73Memphis – New Orleans$35
New York – Atlanta$104Portland – San Francisco$60
Sacramento – Bakersfield$30Seattle – Los Angeles$81
Seattle – Eugene$33Washington, DC – Chicago$59
Washington, DC – Miami$99Washington, DC – Orlando$79
Washington, DC – NYC (NER)$39Washington, DC – NYC (Acela)$112

*Vehicle fare not included; fares will vary by train

The discount is valid for travel across the national network including all long-distance routes such as the California Zephyr between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Lake Shore Limited between Chicago and the Northeast (New York City/Boston). The discount is also available on many of the daytime routes including the Adirondack, Heartland Flyer, and the Vermonter.

Of course, as with any discount or sale, there are restrictions that may apply. All aboard!

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