Grab Your Friends And Plan A Train Trip Because Amtrak Is Now Offering Group Travel Deals

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If you’re planning a getaway with friends or family this summer, we have some pretty exciting news that will help put some extra spending money in your pocket.

Amtrak recently introduced a new program called Share Fares that will offer discounts of up to 35% for a group when you travel with up to three additional friends or family members. The deal includes destinations across the national network, so there are plenty of places to go.

“At Amtrak, we believe the journey is the most important part of the adventure,” Amtrak president and CEO Richard Anderson said in a press release. “Recognizing the desire for customers to get more out of every moment, we’ve put significant investments into our stations, equipment, and infrastructure to improve the overall experience and give our customers the opportunity to rediscover train travel.”

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The discounts increase as the number of travelers in the group increases. So, for example, while the first traveler pays full price, the second traveler receives a 15% discount. The third traveler receives a 60% discount and the fourth traveler gets 70% off a ticket. This equates to a full 35% off for the group.

Just use promo code V291 when ordering your tickets via Amtrak’s website to receive the Share Fares discount. The offer is only valid for up to four customers and you must travel together on the same itinerary, under the same reservation. Fares are for one-way adult and coach seats only, and no upgrades are allowed. You cannot combine the deal with any other discounts and sale prices are not available at all times and on all routes. Restrictions and blackout dates may also apply.

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Share Fares is valid for travel on the Amtrak Northeast Regional from Washington, D.C., to Boston, and on some of the most popular national trains and their regular routes. These include the California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Crescent, City of New Orleans, Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Coast Starlight, Lake Shore Limited, Palmetto, Silver Star and Silver Meteor. The discount is not valid on the Acela Express and Auto Train.

Train travel can be so relaxing and scenic! Will you be taking advantage of this deal and traveling with some friends or family this summer?

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