View Full Version : Auto Train Sale yet?

03-15-2012, 11:36 AM
Anyone heard when this will start? I'm holding out waiting for this sale. Thanks

03-15-2012, 11:43 AM
whoa...I didn't think they ever had sales!! :laughing:
I've been on it 3 times and have never seen a sale...but joining in here to see if anyone has information...would love to know!

03-15-2012, 02:21 PM
Where did you hear there was going to be a sale? I never heard of sales either.

pepe of ohio
03-15-2012, 02:43 PM
we do use regular Amtrak and from time to time offer, specials......

Tink's Pixieduster
03-15-2012, 02:52 PM
Anyone heard when this will start? I'm holding out waiting for this sale. Thanks

OP, if you're referring to the Auto Train fare of $19 for children that's been offered for summer trips since 2009, I haven't seen or heard anything about it yet this year.

ETA - This special fare was announced on April 6 in 2011 and on April 15 in 2009 and 2010, and the offer ended on June 5 in all years. It was for children between the ages of 2 and 15, and good for travel between June 1 and August 30. There is no guarantee they will offer it again, but if they do, based on the history of past offers, I would start looking for an announcement in early to mid-April.

03-16-2012, 02:33 PM
Waiting for the $19 kids deal..

03-17-2012, 03:55 PM

03-30-2012, 08:39 AM
Amtrak Auto Train Discounts - $25 Kids Fares
Travel to Florida by Train - Home of the Best Family Vacations
Kids, cars and convenience can finally go together. Book tickets for the Auto Train between March 28 and May 24, 2012, then travel May 30 through August 29, 2012 and travel to Florida by train. With your car in tow, you’ll save on gas, skip the traffic along I-95 and get the kids on board for just $25.

With your vehicle safely on the Auto Train, your family vacation starts the minute you climb onboard. Together you’ll enjoy the comfortable seating, scenery and relaxing atmosphere. And because you can pack your car like a suitcase, you'll conveniently have everything you need waiting for you when you arrive. All that, combined with the savings you’ll enjoy on gas and this offer could add up to be one of the best family vacations ever.

The Auto Train accommodates vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including:

Cars Vans Motorcycles Trucks and SUVs Boats and jet-skis Skip the traffic. Book your travel on the Auto Train today and kids ride for just $25.

Valid for sale March 28 - May 24, 2012. Valid for travel May 30 - August 29, 2012. This special $25.00 child fare is valid for one (1) child age 2 - 15 when accompanied by a paid regular (full) fare adult. The adult and child must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together. Children and infants must travel with an adult who is at least 18 years or older. Seating is subject to availability. Valid for coach travel on the Amtrak Auto Train service only; no sleeper upgrades permitted. In addition to the discount restrictions, this offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts, and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice. Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted. Not combinable with any other discount offer. Other restrictions may apply.

Jennifer S
03-30-2012, 09:56 AM
Yep $25 fare good for this summer. Just got off the phone with them. I already had a reservation and called and they gave me the discount.


03-30-2012, 12:42 PM