Amtrak Discount for Children

Children Ages 2-15 Save 50%

Up to two children ages 2-15 are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the lowest available adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). If any additional child per adult will be traveling, reservations¬†must be made¬†for that child as an “Adult” and the full adult fare will be charged.

Infants (under Age 2) Ride Free

One child (classified as an “infant”) under the age of two may ride free with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). Infants are not entitled to a seat. Additional children under age two are permitted with each adult traveler under the 50% discount policy.

Discount Limitations
  • Passengers 15 years of age and younger must travel with an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old.
  • Children traveling alone are not entitled to a children’s discount.
  • The children’s discount is not valid on weekday Acela Express trains.
  • The children’s discount does not apply to Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation charges. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • The children’s discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.