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Passenger Discount for Students

High School and College Students Save 10% with a Student Advantage Card

The Student Advantage Card is the nation's largest student discount program for students 16 years of age and older to access thousands of discount locations across the country, near your campus and online. Get discounts of up to 50% off on the things you buy everyday like clothes, food, entertainment, books and more.

Student Advantage Discount Cardholders will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on the best available adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains all year long. Get a full year of savings for only $20.

Student Advantage Cardholders Receive 1,000 Bonus Points with Amtrak Guest Rewards Enrollment

As a Student Advantage Cardholder, you are eligible for 1,000 bonus Amtrak Guest Rewards enrollment points upon completion of your first round-trip on Amtrak. You will also receive two points for every dollar spent on Amtrak travel, or up to 750 points per trip on Acela Express.

Book Tickets & Board Train with Your Student Advantage Discount

Amtrak Student Advantage Card

  • Use the Fare Finder at the beginning of your search and select 'Student Advantage' for each passenger as appropriate. Then, enter your Student Advantage membership number on the 'Passenger Information' page of the booking process.
  • Or, in your user profile, select 'Student Advantage' in the 'Travel Profile' section, and enter your Student Advantage number. Student Advantage will be pre-selected as your preferred passenger discount type, and your Student Advantage number will appear, already filled-in, in the appropriate text field.
  • When entering your Student Advantage number, omit any spaces and dashes.

Three-Day Advance Purchase and Discount Limitations

  • 10% student discount is only available when travel is booked on Amtrak.com.
  • Reservations, and changes, must be made on Amtrak.com a minimum of three days prior to travel for reserved and unreserved service.
  • Student Advantage cardholder benefits are non-transferable; the discount is available only to the card-holding student. The cardholder may not obtain discounts for others.
  • The Student Advantage discount is not valid on Saver Fares.
  • The Student Advantage discount is not valid on weekday Acela Express trains.
  • The Student Advantage discount does not apply to Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • For Auto Train service, Student Advantage cardholders receive a 10% discount off adult rail fare. Discount does not apply to the vehicle charge.
  • The Student Advantage discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway bus services.
  • The Student Advantage discount is not valid on the Canadian portion of services operated jointly between Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
  • The Student Advantage discount is not valid for USA Rail Passes and Multi-Ride tickets.
  • The Student Advantage discount may not be combinable with other discount offers; refer to the terms and conditions for each offer.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

The Student Advantage® Discount Card is a registered trademark of Student Advantage, LLC.