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Save with the Virginia Student Fare

Why do students take the train? Because a relaxing ride with great views means you can take a much needed break. While the free WiFi (with no airplane mode) means your devices can stay hard at work. Because you can snack in the Café Car on the way to Grandma’s home-cooked dinner, leaving that semester’s worth of ramen back at school. Because you can haul your laundry (and the shirts you borrowed from your roommate) back to Mom and Dad’s washer at no extra charge. And now, students are taking the train because tickets are 25% off. 

So if you’re between 13 and 25 and you have a valid student ID, you get 25% off any travel in Virginia and DC. The train is easy to book, easy to board, and makes it easy to take whatever trip you’ve been daydreaming while trying to stay awake during Statistics. So, brush up on your Virginia geography, and discover the best kept secret in student savings. 

Please refer to discount code V449 at time of booking.


National Student Discount

College is a time for adventure. But it also means working with a tight budget. That’s why Amtrak is offering students between ages 17-24 the chance to save 15% with our national student discount. Visit our National Student Discounts page to see discounts across the country.

  • Valid for 25 percent off the regular (full) adult rail fare.
  • Valid for students between ages 13 and 25.
  • Upon request, passengers must present a valid student identification card onboard the train; photocopies will not be accepted.
  • Valid for sale and travel through June 22, 2023.
  • Blackouts apply on the following dates: 
    • June 17, 2022
    • June 20, 2022
    • July 1, 2022
    • July 4, 2022
    • September 2, 2022
    • September 5, 2022
    • November 22–23, 2022
    • November 26–28 2022  
    • December 23–24, 2022
    • December 26–27, 2022 
    • December 30 – 31, 2022
    • January 2, 2023
    • February 17, 2023
    • February 20, 2023
    • April 7, 2023
    • April 10, 2023
    • May 26, 2023
    • June 16, 2023
    • June 19, 2023
  • Seating is limited; Seats may not be available on all trains on all days.
  • Fares are subject to availability.
  • This offer is valid for travel on the Northeast Regional and travel is permitted to/from stations in Virginia and/or Washington, DC to stations in Virginia.
  • This offer is valid for coach seats.
  • 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, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • Once travel has begun; no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
  • This offer is not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • Cancelation fees and other restrictions may apply.