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Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Share Fares: Save Up to 35 Percent Off Four Tickets With Amtrak

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You and up to a maximum of three friends, family members, co-workers — or a combination thereof — can save up to a total of 35 percent with a new initiative from Amtrak called Share Fares, through which the more companions you have traveling with you, the more you save money on train fares.

Share Fares: Save Up to 35 Percent Off Four Tickets With Amtrak

In order to take advantage of Share Fares — which was introduced earlier this week — you must book your reservations at least three days prior to the start of travel.

The way Share Fares works is as follows:

  • Passenger 1 pays full price with no savings
  • Passenger 2 saves 15 percent off full price
  • Passenger 3 saves 60 percent off full price
  • Passenger 4 saves 70 percent off full price

Select Terms and Conditions

This offer is valid for travel on most Northeast Regional trains between the District of Columbia and Boston; and on long-distance trains and associated thruways.

This offer is not valid on the Northeast Regional trains in the state of Virginia, on Auto Train, nor on the 7000-8999 thruways.

Companions are subject to coach seats only; as no upgrades are permitted.

This offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer. In addition to the discount restrictions, this offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased.

A cancellation fee may apply.

Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted.

Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Seating is limited. Seats may not be available on all days.

Fares are subject to availability.

Offer is valid for new sales only; as existing reservations do not apply.

Other terms, conditions and restrictions may apply.


The Share Fares initiative seems to have no expiration date; so it seems to be ongoing rather than a limited time sale or promotion.

Share Fares may be a good way to save money if you are traveling with up to three companions during a time when no promotion is available…

…but be aware that Amtrak does offer occasional sales — such as the latest iteration of a promotion back in February of 2019 through which you purchase one ticket and get one free — which are a better deal; and offers cannot be combined with Share Fares.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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