The defined age of a child has been changed from 2 - 15 years of age to 2 - 12 years of age.
Existing reservations made prior to March 24, 2014 will be honored at the current age. Any changes made to existing reservations will be subject to the policy in affect at the time of the change.
Updated: March 24, 2014
Up to two children ages 2-12 are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the lowest available adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). If any additional child per adult will be traveling, reservations must be made for that child as an "Adult" and the full adult fare will be charged.
One child (classified as an "infant") under the age of two may ride free with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). Additional children under age two are permitted with each adult traveler under the 50% discount policy.
An infant traveling free may occupy a vacant seat only if the seat is not needed for a paying passenger. Conductors may require that infants occupying a seat without paying a fare be removed to provide seating to a fare-paying passenger.
*Exception: A minor who is 16 or 17, who is a parent to children of any age, may bring those children without restriction. The 16- or 17-year-old must bring proof that he or she is the parent of the children.