January 7, 2015 Save Some Green and Beat Winter Blues on Amtrak

Marc Magliari

Amtrak Contact

312 544.5390

Save 20% on train travel in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri

CHICAGO — No matter what the winter throws at the Midwest, you can count on Amtrak to save you a few dollars while also sparing you from the stress of driving or flying. Book now and save 20 percent on select Midwest routes.

Through rain, sleet, snow and just plain cold—Amtrak can get you comfortably from here to there. Discounts are available on Amtrak routes between Chicago and downstate Illinois, including Lincoln Service, Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg, and Illini/Saluki. You can also save on travel between Chicago and Michigan on Wolverine Service, Blue Water, and Pere Marquette trains, and between Kansas City and St. Louis on the Missouri River Runners.

Below are just a few of the special prices available (adult fares, each way, as low as):

  • Chicago to Springfield $16.80
  • Chicago to Detroit $28.00
  • Chicago to St. Louis $21.60
  • Chicago to Grand Rapids $24.80
  • Chicago to Carbondale $27.20
  • Chicago to Port Huron $24.80
  • Chicago to Quincy $22.40
  • Kansas City to St. Louis $24.00


To receive discounts, apply Amtrak fare codes V653 for Illinois trains, V7163 for Michigan trains and V419 for Missouri trains. The fare codes must be used to take advantage of these low fares. Tickets are non-refundable and some blackout dates apply. See the Deals tab on Amtrak.com for other applicable restrictions, including advance reservation and purchase requirements for discounts through March 31. Terms and conditions vary.

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