Where Can You Find Cheap Train Tickets?


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In order to find cheap train passenger tickets, navigate to the Amtrak website and click on the Deals tab. From there, view the current deals and promotions that Amtrak offers.

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Where Can You Find Cheap Train Tickets?
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Amtrak offers limited-time specials and SmartFares for its customers in the United States. Additionally, it offers rail passes that allow frequent travelers to save on rail travel. For example, a California rail pass allows for 7 days of travel within a 21-day period for just $159. There are rail passes available across the country in 15-, 30- and 45-day travel options. Seniors are given a 15 percent discount on the price of train tickets, as of 2015.

There are special offers from Amtrak for particular individuals. For example, military personnel and their families save 10 percent, while children riding with an adult get a 50 percent discount on the price of tickets.

Particular routes via Amtrak are sometimes discounted as well. For example, some routes that are less frequently traveled may be discounted 20 percent in some instances.

To find travel deals, click on the interactive map on the Amtrak website. Some examples of specials that are offered according to the origination and destination of the trip include regional rail tour packages, train vacation packages, and multi-ride tickets.

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