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How do you find cheap train ticket offers?

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Riders can find cheap train ticket offers on Amtrak's website under the Deals tab. The company also offers discounts for seniors, children, students with proper identification, AAA members, veterans and active military members.

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Children ages 2 through 12 always qualify for half-price tickets. Seniors over the age of 62 can receive 15 percent off the lowest available fare. Students are eligible for 10 percent off their fares, but they must carry an ISIC or Student Advantage card.

Active military and Veteran's Advantage members as well as their spouses and dependents are also eligible for discounts. AAA members can receive 10 percent off the lowest fare. For all these discounts, members must provide proof. For example, AAA members need their membership number to book online as well as the physical card when they board the train. Additionally, the discounts are subject to various rules and regulations, and discount eligibility does not extend to all trains and routes.

Finally, the two discounts that all Amtrak customers are eligible for are the group discount and Amtrak Hot Deals. Group discounts apply to groups of 20 or more people. Groups interested in a discount should contact Amtrak's customer service for more details.

Passengers with flexible dates and destinations can find discounted fares on Amtrak's website under the Deals tab for discounts up to 25 percent off on designated routes. Additionally, Amtrak's prices are typically lower the further in advance you book your tickets, according to MarketWatch. However, trains do not usually drastically lower prices at the last minute like some airlines do.

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