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Book Early and Save 50% on a Companion Fare between Chicago and LA or Emeryville

Travel for Less Aboard the Southwest Chief and California Zephyr

Book Early to Save 50% on a Companion Fare

Save 50% on a companion fare to any destination between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA on the Southwest Chief or Chicago, IL and Emeryville, CA on the California Zephyr routes. Start your travel in either direction and book now to save.

Valid for Sale
August 1 - 31, 2014

Valid for Travel
October 20 - November 20, 2014

You must click on the "Book Now" button to receive this discount.

Fare discount is automatically applied to appropriate fares when qualifying travel is selected.

Get Onboard, America is Waiting

Scenic rail journeys, vibrant autumn foliage and savings await you on two spectacular Amtrak routes — venture through America's heartland, the Rockies, Sierra Nevadas and the American Southwest aboard either the Southwest Chief or the California Zephyr. Enjoy even better views in the Sightseer Lounges, and thanks to our Dining Cars you can grab a bite while the majestic landscapes and the gentle rocking of the train transport you like never before.

Save Aboard the Southwest Chief

With daily trips between Chicago and Los Angeles, it's as convenient as it is scenic. Make your way from the Windy City through the Heartland and then south and west as wheat fields give way to mountains and canyons and the deserts of the legendary Southwest. If you're starting your journey in Los Angeles, you'll still save big on your fall adventure.

Save Aboard the California Zephyr

One of the most spectacular train routes in America, the California Zephyr travels from Chicago across the Great Plains, over the Rockies and Sierra Nevadas and on to the San Francisco Bay Area. You can also start your travel from Emeryville, CA and still experience the majesty of this uniquely American route.

No matter where you board and no matter where you're headed, when you book early, Amtrak will take you and a companion to any destination aboard the Southwest Chief or the California Zephyr for less.

Terms and Conditions
  • Valid for one (1) 50% off companion rail fare with the purchase of one (1) regular (full) adult rail fare.
  • Valid for sale August 1 - 31, 2014.
  • Valid for travel October 20 - November 20, 2014.
  • Up to two (2) children ages 2 - 12 may accompany each adult at half the regular full adult rail fare.
  • Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all days.
  • Fares are subject to availability.
  • Valid for travel on the Southwest Chief and California Zephyr.
  • Valid for Coach seats only; no sleeper upgrades permitted.
  • Companion and full fare passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together.
  • Once purchased tickets are non-refundable; exchanges are permitted prior to the original travel date.
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • 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.
  • Once travel has begun; no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
  • Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • Other restrictions may apply.