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Amtrak Now Offers Discounts To Military Veterans

Amtrak Military Discount

Amtrak Offers Military Discount To Veterans

Amtrak now offers a military discount for veterans. The discount is for 10% off and is good for travel across the entire national network including the Northeast Regional from Washington, D.C., to Boston, all State-Supported trains, and the California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, City of New Orleans, Cardinal, Auto Train, Coast Starlight, Lake Shore Limited, Capitol Limited,Crescent, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Palmetto, Empire Builder and Texas Eagle.

The Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson stated, “Amtrak is grateful to our nation’s military veterans for their commitment and sacrifices. Traveling by train is an adventure, and we have sweetened the deal to offer this discount as a benefit to our veterans.”

All prices will automatically be discounted from the standard fare price. The discount is valid for coach and Acela Business Class seats only. Acela is not valid on weekdays. The discount is also not valid with Saver fares, non-Acela Business Class, First Class, or sleeping accommodations and 7000-8999 thruways. Those upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges. Fares are for one way and no additional discounts can be applied.

Visit the Amtrak website for more information.


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