Buy One Get One Free on Amtrak for Travel on National Train Day

WASHINGTON – Amtrak passengers can celebrate the first annual National Train Day by traveling by train and taking a friend along for free with Amtrak’s Buy One Get One Free offer. This special offer is for one free companion ticket with the purchase of one full-fare adult ticket and is available for sale April 4th only for travel on May 10th, National Train Day.

Amtrak is celebrating its first annual National Train Day to raise awareness of the vital role rail plays in our nation’s transportation system. On May 10th, Amtrak will host events at its stations in Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles with live musical performances, exhibits, trip planning, VIP appearances and trip giveaways. Local events are being planned by communities across the country.

Families can save even more on travel on National Train Day with Amtrak’s every-day discount for kids. Children ages 2 to 15 receive 50% off most Amtrak rail fares anywhere in the U.S., every day, when accompanied by a full-fare paying adult. Up to two children may travel at half-price with each full-fare paying adult including those traveling on a free companion ticket as a part of the National Train Day promotion.

The National Train Day Buy One Get One Free offer is for coach travel and Acela Express Business class only and is subject to availability. Reservations must be made on April 4th for travel on May 10th using discount code H768. Passengers must travel together on the same trains and have tickets issued at the same time. The offer may not be combined with any other offer and restrictions may apply.

To make a reservation on April 4th, log onto or call 1-800-USA-RAIL. For more information on National Train Day, log onto