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Amtrak offers new group discount for California train travel

Posted at 2:01 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 17:01:06-04

(KGTV) - Amtrak introduced Wednesday a group discount to offer San Diego families an incentive to take a train as gas prices rise.

The Share Fares option helps customers save up to 35 percent on tickets when traveling with up to four other adults, Amtrak said.

The first customer pays full price, with a 15 percent discount for the second customer, 60 percent off for the third customer, and 70 percent off for the fourth ticket.

The discount applies to popular routes including the Coast Starlight, Southwest Chief, and California Zephyr.

“At Amtrak, we believe the journey is the most important part of the adventure,” said Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson. “Recognizing the desire for customers to get more out of every moment, we’ve put significant investments into our stations, equipment, and infrastructure to improve the overall experience and give our customers the opportunity to rediscover train travel.”

The discount is available for purchase April 24 for travel after April 27 and requires a reservation three days in advance. Customers should use the promo code V291.