Kids 2-12 - 50% off50% off All children in a reservation

First published 27 December 2022

Our Child Discounts on Amtrak Cascades just got better

Make memories and save money when you take the kids on a journey they’ll never forget. They'll experience the wonder of the train, while you enjoy a trip without baggage fees or traffic. Enjoy better deals on family travel with Amtrak Cascades’ new and improved kids fares.

Beginning February 2023, all children, 2-12 years of age, traveling with at least 1 fare-paying adult will be discounted 50%.

The current structure allows for 50% off per child for each fare-paying adult. The new expanded plan provides 50% for ALL children in a reservation and requires only 1 fare-paying adult. <br/>

Infants Ride Free

One child under the age of two, not occupying a seat, may ride free with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). Additional infants can be booked as a “Child” and receive the 50% discount (if available) or as an “Adult” (if the Children's fare is not available).

Child and infant discounts are automatically applied when adding travelers to your booking – No Promo Code needed. Book your trip today

Discount Restrictions

  • Passengers 12 years of age and younger must travel with an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old.
  • Children traveling alone are not entitled to a children's discount.
  • Does not apply to non-Acela Business Class, First Class or sleeper accommodation charges. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • Not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.

Unaccompanied Minors

  • Children age 12 and under may not travel unaccompanied. They must travel with another person who is at least 18 years old.*
  • Children 13, 14 and 15 years old may travel as unaccompanied minors only under certain conditions.
  • Reservations for unaccompanied minors cannot be made on
  • Additional rules and restrictions apply.
  • *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.