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Amtrak Unveils Enhancements for Shared Fare Program

Amtrak announced that it has enhanced the popular Share Fare program to allow groups of up to eight people to save big with a total discount of up to 60%.

To be eligible, all passengers must travel together on the same route and have jointly issued tickets, with larger groups enjoying greater discounts. The Share Fare program is available on the official website of the railway company.


Reservations for split fares must be made at least two days before travel and are applicable to most published fares. Discounts are available nationwide on Coach and Acela Business Class tickets using promo code V291 to travel on select trains.

Number of passengers Passenger 1 Groups of 2 Groups of 3 Groups of 4 Groups of 5 Groups of 6 Groups of 7 Groups of 8
Delivery Pay the regular rate Pay the regular rate 17% discount on all fares 30% discount on all fares 39% off all fares 47% off all fares 54% off all fares 60% off all fares

Offer not valid on Amtrak Hiawatha, Capitol Corridor, Keystone Service, Canadian Maple Leaf Section, Canadian Adirondack Section, Canadian Cascades Section, Pacific Surfliner and Pennsylvanian.

The Share Fare program cannot be combined with any other discount offer and is also subject to all restrictions, prohibitions and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased and a 25% cancellation fee.

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Here are the routes on which the Share Fare program can be used:

The northeast corridor

—Washington-Baltimore-Philadelphia-New York-Boston (Acela, Northeast Regional)

—Virginia – Richmond-Norfolk-Roanoke (northeast region)


—San Francisco Bay / Sacramento – Bakersfield / Southern California (San Joaquins)


—Chicago–Quincy/St. Louis/Carbondale (Illinois service)


—Brunswick-Portland-Boston (Downeaster)


—Chicago – Grand Rapids/East Lansing – Port Huron/Detroit – Pontiac (Michigan Service)


-St. Louis–Jefferson City–Kansas City, MO (Missouri River Runner)

New York

—New York–Albany (Adirondack)

—New York–Albany–Syracuse–Rochester–Buffalo–Niagara Falls, NY (Empire Service)

—New York–Albany–Syracuse–Niagara Falls, NY (Maple Leaf)

North Carolina

—New York–Richmond–Raleigh–Charlotte (Carolinian/Piedmont)


—Oklahoma City – Fort Worth (Heartland Flyer)


—Seattle – Tacoma – Portland – Salem – Eugene (Waterfalls)


—Burlington-Rutland-Albany-New York (Ethan Allen Express)

-St. Albans – Essex Junction (Burlington) – Springfield – New York – Washington, DC (Vermont)

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