So hello everyone, for my first Groupthink post, I thought I would do a travel post. For most of my travel around the country, I use Amtrak. It’s pretty inexpensive and it’s reliable to me. I also know a lot of people in the Kinja-verse work and don’t have time to search for travel deals related to Amtrak. So... I thought I might do some searches on promotions for you all to save you the time.

For all of these deals, if you choose the discount fare:

Up to two (2) children ages 2 - 12 may accompany each adult at half the discounted (full) adult rail fare.

If you choose the regular fare:

The same rule applies for children.

Seniors (age 62 and up get 15% off)

Student Advantage, Active Military, AAA members, Passengers with Disability, NARP, and Veterans get 10% off their fare.


The Northeast:

See other parts of New York State for 15% off on all trains departing from NYC (You can only book through the below link):

http://www.amtrak.com/see-new-york-a…

If you’re traveling to and from Philadelphia, tickets to DC (as long as they are purchased in advance) are as low as $40, to NYC $41, to Boston $69. From NYC it’s as low as $52 to both DC and Boston.


The Midwest:


The Southeast:


The West:


The Southwest:


California:


Northwest:

If you book 2 weeks in advance, all Cascades (The train) fares are 25% off.

Travel by May 31st, 2016 originating in Oregon, and save 30% off the train fare.


So hello Groupthink! And if you’re interested, there are some football and event-related deals that even include a free shuttle in the price of the ticket, including:

Solana Beach Races:

http://www.amtrak.com/ride-pacific-s…

San Diego Chargers Games:

http://www.amtrak.com/old-town-san-d…

Oakland Raiders Games:

http://www.amtrak.com/save-25-percen…

$25 less per person if you book a 3 day New Orleans Trip:


http://www.amtrak.com/save-25-per-pe…

Book by December 30th and travel by December 31st, to get 15% off your ticket and 50% off of the Rock/Roll Hall of Fame

http://www.amtrak.com/save-15-percen…

For travel to North Carolina on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, you can get 20% off of one adult ticket, if you book by Dec 30th, and travel by Dec 31st.

http://www.amtrak.com/train-travel-d…

Save $25 per person when you book a trip to NYC for the Radio City Music Show travelling between November 28th, and December 31st. Must book a day package or a 3 day package.

http://www.amtrak.com/radio-city-chr…