Amtrak offering promotional discount for Vietnam veterans headed to D.C. for upcoming commemorative events

Veterans, active-duty personnel visiting event marking 50th anniversary of end of Vietnam War receive discount

Amtrak white logo.
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Amtrak is making it easier for Vietnam veterans and their families to attend the upcoming ceremonies that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

In honor of the U.S. military, Amtrak is offering a new sale for travel to the nation’s capital for the upcoming “Welcome Home!” events to honor Vietnam veterans and their families. The ceremonies are taking place May 11-13 on the National Mall.

Active-duty U.S. military personnel, their dependents and veterans can buy one adult fare and get 50% off a companion fare during the promotion. Tickets are available for purchase now through May 15. Travel dates are May 9-May 15, for travel on the Northeast Regional, Acela and the Vermonter to and from Washington, D.C., to Boston/Springfield, Massachusetts, and cities in between.

How to get tickets

To see full details on Amtrak’s ticket promotion for those traveling to Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, click here.

“Amtrak is committed to supporting and honoring those who have served our country,” Amtrak President Roger Harris said. “We understand the significance of this tribute to thank Vietnam War veterans, and are proud to offer this sale to make travel more accessible for those attending the Washington, D.C., events.”

Amtrak offers easy and convenient travel between city centers, free Wi-Fi, the freedom to use phones and electronic devices (no “airplane mode”), Quiet Cars for those who prefer a library-like environment to work, read or doze, the ability to travel with small pets on many trains, large spacious seats with ample leg room, and no middle seat.

Customers can receive this discount using promo code C429 when booking in the Amtrak app. The sale is valid for travel in Coach and Acela Business class. Terms and conditions apply.