How to Get 35% off Train Tickets in the US.

At GAFFL we are always looking for ways to make travel more affordable for our users. That’s why Amtrak’s latest announcement has us super stoked. Last week they introduced “Share Fares’, a new deal giving passengers the opportunity to travel to different destinations across Amtrak’s national network at a discount. You will be able to save up to 35% on tickets when traveling in a group of four other adults.

How The Discount Works?

Use promo code V291 to activate Share Fares. After applying the code, the first passenger still pays for the full (one way) adult rail fare. The second passenger will then get 15% off their ticket price. Passenger number 3 gets 60% off theirs, and the fourth passenger saves 70%. Additionally, advanced reservation is a requirement. So, be sure to book your tickets at least 3 days in advance of traveling.

What Routes Can You Take?

With the Share Fares promotion you can travel on the Amtrak Northeast Regional (from Washington D.C, to Boston) and on national network routes as well. You will be able to purchase routes on popular trains, including the California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, City Of New Orleans, Empire Builder, Cardinal, Coast Starlight, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Palmetto, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, and Crescent.

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

What Else Should You Know?

This offer is only valid if all four passengers are traveling together and on the same itinerary. All prices are automatically discounted from the standard fare price. Moreover, your three companion tickets can only be within coach seating and no upgrades are permitted. You cannot combine this offer with any other discounts. I previously mentioned this in parentheses because it’s important, you can only purchase one way tickets, do not buy a round trip. Finally, plan accordingly because seats are limited.

Hope this inspires some of you to go on train adventures this summer. Even if you don’t have others to travel with, you can get your journey started by finding travel buddies on GAFFL.


GAFFL helps travelers and adventurers to find others who are planning to go to the same destinations at the same time and plan trips together in a group. Our mission is to make sure people who do not want to travel or adventure alone can find other like-minded individuals to travel cities, explore outdoors or spend time in a long airport layover.

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