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Amtrak Honors Military Service with 15% Discounts for Veterans Advantage Card Members

Veterans Advantage Discount Travel Also Earns Amtrak Guest Reward Points

Amtrak military service discount for Veterans Advantage

U.S. Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard & Reserve: Get 15% AMTRAK DISCOUNTS every day of the year when you join Veterans Advantage today.

Veterans Advantage Card members who serve or have served our country will get a unique and personalized Veterans Advantage Travel Discount Code that can be used for discounts on Amtrak’s Web site at, by calling Amtrak’s Veterans Advantage line at 1-877-USA-RAIL, or at Amtrak ticket counters nationwide.

Members are also eligible for a 1,000 point frequent traveler bonus, good on a free trip on some of Amtrak's most scenic routes, when they join Amtrak Guest Rewards.

Here is how it works for Veterans Advantage members:

1. Amtrak Honors Veterans with 15% Everyday Savings: 365 days a year!
As a Veteran or someone who is currently serving our military, you are entitled to receive 15% discounts on Amtrak travel with your Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card. This discount is available every day, for 15% OFF the best available rail fare on Amtrak, with a three-day advance purchase. Our benefit also allows you to upgrade for accommodation services. For instance, you are eligible for 15% OFF your passenger rail fare portion, even when you upgrade to first class, business, sleeper or Auto Train, and pay the full accommodation charge (accommodation charges are not discounted).

The Veterans Advantage 15% Amtrak discount is available every day of the year with NO BLACKOUT PERIODS. Book online at, or call Amtrak at 1-877-872-7245 now.

Note: Family members are not eligible for this discount, only the Veteran; a three-day advance reservation requirement applies to Veterans Advantage / Amtrak discounted travel.

To book online at, use your Travel Discount Code from the face of your VetRewards Card. and select "Veterans Advantage" as your fare type--no promo code is required--and your 15% Amtrak discount will be applied to your reservation.

You may pick up your tickets at the Amtrak ticket counter or through QuikTrak.

2. Get 15% off WEEKEND ONLY travel on Acela Express & Metroliner
Amtrak has added two additional trains as eligible for the Veterans Advantage 15% Everyday Savings. The Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card can also get you 15% OFF the rail fare on Acela Express high-speed rail travel and travel on Metroliners in the Northeast corridor during weekends (Sat. & Sun. only.) Northeast Regional trains are eligible for 15% Everyday savings every day of the week with no blackout days. Please note: Acela Express has business and first class seating, however, only business class accommodations are eligible for this discount.

3. Amtrak Guest Rewards Combination 

  • Veterans Advantage members are also eligible for 1,000 point frequent traveler bonus from Amtrak's frequent traveler program, Amtrak Guest Rewards. This is good on a free trip on some of Amtrak's most scenic routes, when they create a new Amtrak Guest Rewards account with a special code that comes with membership.
  • You will also accumulate additional points each time you travel at Veterans Advantage discount rates.

4. Auto Train

The Veteran Advantage 15% discount on the Auto Train is a longtime favorite for VetRewards Card members wishing to travel with their vehicle. Like the Everyday Passenger discount with accommodation services, the discount on Auto Train applies to the passenger rail fare, and other accommodations are not discounted. It does not apply to the fare you pay for transporting your car or motorcycle, which is applied separately.



Family members are not eligible for this discount, only the Veteran; a three-day advance reservation requirement applies to Veterans Advantage / Amtrak discounted travel.

Not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services; the Canadian portion of services operated jointly between Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada; may not be combinable with other Amtrak discount offers, in which case Amtrak will offer the lowest fare available -- check the terms & conditions on these other promotional fares, which include additional limitations.

How to get the Veterans Advantage Discount with an Amtrak-Greyhound connection:

Veterans Advantage members should book only their Amtrak leg on or call 1-877-USA-RAIL (1-877-872-7245). Members should NOT book Greyhound travel with Amtrak. Reserve Greyhound travel directly on, by calling 1-800-231-2222 or with an active VetRewards Card in Greyhound Terminals. CLICK HERE for more on Greyhound and Veterans Advantage.


PLUS...More Exclusive Military Service Travel Discounts
Veterans Advantage Card members also get "Members Only" access honoring your military service with more travel discounts made direct with the travel provider.

  • United Airlines: 5% online airline travel discount for Veterans Advantage Card members on United Airlines flights.
  • Greyhound: 20% bus travel discounts online, by phone and by showing your Veterans Advantage Card at Greyhound bus stations nationwide.
  • Car Rentals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty all honor Veterans Advantage Card members with car rental travel discounts worldwide.


Get Your Amtrak Discounts

arrowBecome a Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card Member online: Try Veterans Advantage through this link and get your Amtrak discounts now, and enjoy all our other discounts and benefits, too.

arrow Already a Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card Member? Click on over to Members Only today for this and all your other discount benefits.

In Members Only you may access required discount codes, toll free numbers, private online stores and other important benefit information. Use your Veterans Advantage member ID (i.e. HIG12345) and your password (which you chose when you joined) to enter this area of the site.

arrow Renew your Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card membership to continuously enjoy this discount and your other special Veterans Advantage benefits.


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