Passenger Types and Discounts

Discounts are not combinable unless otherwise indicated. Other restrictions may apply.

  • Adult

    Age: 16+

    Discount: Full Standard Fare

    Restrictions: None

  • Senior

    Age: 65+ (Amtrak) / 60+ (VIA Rail Canada)

    Discount: 10%

    Restrictions

    • Available only with Value Fares.
    • Not valid on Auto Train or Acela.
    • Not valid on some connecting Amtrak Thruway services.
    • Does not apply to non-Acela Business Class, First Class or sleeper accommodation charges.
  • Youth

    Age: 13 - 15

    Discount: Full standard fare

    Restrictions

    • Youth must travel with an adult who is at least 18 years old. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL to make reservations for unaccompanied youth.
  • Child

    Age: 2 - 12

    Discount: 50%

    Restrictions

    • One child per paying adult.
    • Children must travel with adult who is at least 18 years old.
    • Not valid for weekday Acela travel.
    • Not valid on some connecting Amtrak Thruway services.
    • Does not apply to non-Acela Business Class, First Class or sleeper accommodation charges.
  • Infant

    Age: Under 2

    Discount: Free

    Restrictions

    • One infant per paying adult.
    • Infants must ride on adult's lap and must travel with an adult who is at least 18 years old.
  • Military

    Age: 18+

    Discount: 10%

    Restrictions

    Active duty U.S. military personnel and spouses.

    • Not valid with Saver Fares.
    • Not valid for weekday Acela travel.
    • Not valid on some connecting Amtrak Thruway services.
    • Not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
    • Does not apply to non-Acela Business Class, First Class or sleeper accommodation charges.
  • Military Child

    Age: 2 - 12

    Discount: 10% in addition to child 50% discount

    Restrictions

    Dependent of active duty U.S. military personnel.

    • Not valid with Saver Fares.
    • Not valid for weekday Acela travel.
    • Not valid on some connecting Amtrak Thruway services.
    • Not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
    • Does not apply to non-Acela Business Class, First Class or sleeper accommodation charges.
  • Adult Passenger with a Disability

    Age: 18+

    Discount: 10%; 50% on Downeaster services (Boston, MA to Portland, ME).

    Restrictions 

    • Not valid with Saver Fares.
    • On the Auto Train, only passengers traveling with their own wheeled mobility device (wheelchair or scooter) qualify for the passengers with disability discount.
  • Child Passenger with a Disability

    Age: 2 - 12

    Discount: 10% in addition to child 50% discount

    Restrictions

    • Must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old.
    • Not valid with Saver Fares.
    • On the Auto Train, only passengers traveling with their own wheeled mobility device (wheelchair or scooter) qualify for the passengers with disability discount.
  • Companion

    Age: 13+

    Discount: 10%

    Restrictions 

    • Must be booked with Passenger with a Disability traveler.
    • Not valid with Saver Fares.
  • Rail Passengers Association

    Age: All

    Discount: 10%

    Restrictions

    • Three-day advanced purchase for all travel.
    • Not valid with Saver Fares.
    • Not valid for weekday Acela travel.
    • Not valid on some connecting Amtrak Thruway services.
    • Not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
    • Does not apply to non-Acela Business Class, First Class or sleeper accommodation charges.
    • Must present a valid membership card at time of travel.
  • Military Veteran

    Age: 18+

    Discount: 10%

    Restrictions

    U.S. military veteran only (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and only commissioned officers from NOAA Corps, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Merchant Marine). 

    • Not valid with Saver Fares.
    • Not valid for weekday Acela travel.
    • Not valid on some connecting Amtrak Thruway services.
    • Not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
    • Does not apply to non-Acela Business Class, First Class or sleeper accommodation charges.
    • Does not apply to dependents.