Go loco for National Train Day on May 9th with Amtrak discount codes

National Train Day pulls into town on May 9th. Just in case you were deliberating how to celebrate it, consider the discounts that Amtrak is offering nationwide.

Pick a route, any route. There are plenty of discount codes and destinations to go around–whether you have east coast, west coast, or cross-country travel on your brain. Ticket discounts are available for everything from “buy one, get one free” to 25% off.

It’s good to note that discount codes usually require a 3-day advance purchase, aren’t applicable on the high-speed Acela trains, and aren’t available during holiday periods.

Even without the discount codes, prices on train travel seem to be lower than usual. Right now, you can save 25% on the California trains Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner, and San Joaquin. Book the tickets between now and May 13, and travel between May 9-16.

And if you’re a certified train aficionado who wants to celebrate National Train Day to the fullest, check out events in your area–you’ll find larger ones in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and smaller ones elsewhere.

Did you know? This year marks the 140th anniversary of coast-to-coast train travel.

[Thanks, Frommers]