Amtrak Offers 20 Percent Savings in Honor of Veterans Day

Veterans and active military can book now to save 20 percent for travel nationwide

Passengers sit in the upper deck of a lounge car on Amtrak's Empire Builder, part of the American rail network's most-expensive and third-longest line, as it travels between Minneapolis and Williston, North Dakota, in this picture taken May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

WASHINGTON – In honor of our nation’s military veterans, Amtrak is offering 20 percent off travel to veterans and active military officers. Between Friday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 13, all veterans and active military officers can purchase discounted tickets on The sale is valid for travel between November 27 and May 31, 2019. For savings, use promo code “V111” and select passenger type “F” when purchasing. There are no blackout dates.

Veterans can sit in comfort, instead of traffic, and save by avoiding the additional costs of driving, parking, tolls and gas. They can also enjoy large spacious seats, no middle seats, ample legroom, the freedom to move around and Wi-Fi on most train services. Amtrak offers one of the most generous baggage policies in the travel industry with up to four free bags (two carry-ons and two personal bags), freedom to use phones and electronic devices at all times (no “airplane mode”) and the ability to travel with small pets on many trains.

Sample destinations and fares include:

  • Washington, D.C. – Savannah = $92
  • Washington, D.C. – Charleston = $87.20
  • Chicago – St. Louis = $21.60
  • Chicago – Kansas City = $55.20
  • New York – Boston = $64.80
  • New York – Washington, D.C. = $76.80
  • Seattle – Los Angeles = $99.20
  • Seattle – Portland = $29.60
  • Los Angeles – Sacramento = $47.20
  • Los Angeles – San Diego = $28.52

*Fares will vary by train 

Reservations must be made for travel within the valid dates. Sale prices are available exclusively for coach travel on all service with the exception of Acela Express and 7000-8999 Thruways. Fares are for one way (adult) and no additional discounts apply. The sale is valid for veterans and active military personnel. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all trains at all times. Fares are subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.

About Amtrak®

Amtrak offers a more comfortable and convenient travel experience with free Wi-Fi on most trains, plenty of leg room and no middle seat. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak customers for each of the past eight years. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces, and reaches 400 additional destinations via connecting bus routes. Book travel, check train status, access your eTicket and more through the Amtrak app.  Learn more at

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