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How can you get discounts on Amtrak train fares?

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Passengers travelling with Amtrak can get discounts by belonging or applying to various organizations, such as the American Automobile Association, or AAA. Passengers can also get discounts if they are part of a select group, such as students or military, or they can search for deals based on their location.

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Amtrak offers discounts to many individuals, such as people over the age of 62 or children between the ages 2 and 12, as of April 2015. Children under the age of 2 ride for free. Amtrak also offers discounted fares for members of the active duty military, their spouses and dependants, as well as students who present either their Student Advantage Card or International Student Identity Card. Veterans can receive discounts as well if they present their Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card. Finally, traveling in a group of 20 or more provides a discount on each individual's fare.

Travellers can also find various specials and travel deals by searching the official webpage on Amtrak's website. Current deals are subject to change based on a traveller's location and what kinds of discounts Amtrak actually offers. To find an offer, all a customer has to do is pick a region to see its current list of deals. Each region contains a varying number of deals, or customers can choose to view all available deals at any given time.

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