How Do I Get Cheapest AMTRAK fares?

Oct 9th, 2001, 10:39 AM
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How Do I Get Cheapest AMTRAK fares?

Family of 3 looking to take the train from NYC area to Orlando vicinity. Several dates, including ~Nov 22 and April 3 '02.

I need tips on how to get cheapest AMTRAK fares.

Any fare codes;

co-marketing agreements with partners;

Airline offers (do they accept airline tickets in lieu of rail pass); Can I buy a dirt cheap air ticket and have it be accepted by AMTRAK?

Web sites to 'buy' return trips [as all AMTRAK fares used to be one way, with a 'free' return]

Tricks like booking for Miami and getting off at Sanford (or wherever);

Open Jaw fare strategies

Any experiences and advice would be appreciated.

I am very confident I know how to shop for the lowest airfare; But I am very short of knowledge on obtaining the best rail fare.

Oct 9th, 2001, 11:53 AM
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Simple question. Have you tried contacting Amtrak directly with these questions?
Oct 9th, 2001, 12:53 PM
toot toot
Posts: n/a -- click on promotions and special offers. I know they have some family packages, but there are also things like student advantage that allow discounts.
Oct 9th, 2001, 02:55 PM
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Kids usually go for half-fare on Amtrak, not sure what the cutoff for age is. And AAA members get a 10 percent discount. But you have to specifically ask for these.
Oct 10th, 2001, 05:57 AM
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I believe in the spring Amtrak offers a 1st passenger - full price, 2nd half price and the third passenger travels free!
Oct 11th, 2001, 08:59 AM
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You can also sign up to get frequent traveler miles/points (good at hotels, for travel, etc.) Visit the website. I love Amtrak.
Oct 11th, 2001, 07:57 PM
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I've seen fares on's website for $3.40 (Indy - Chicago) .. For example, NYC to Chicago for $16. [Under Rail Sale Online Discounts] For less than eating out, I can go from NYC to anywhere along the route to Chicago.

Pretty good deals. Not my destination, though.


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