What Are The Transportation Benefits Of Being a Senior Citizen?

Written By: Irene Lefever
Reviewed By: William Rivers
Published: September 20, 2021
Last updated: April 7, 2023

As people grow older, it can be more difficult to drive and travel around the world with limited vision and mobility. Luckily, there are plenty of public transportation options that provide special deals and discounts for seniors. Before buying a ticket or pass, it is best to ask whether there are any promotions being offered to those aged 62 and older. 

Some transportation benefits for seniors include discounted fares on Greyhound buses, Amtrak routes, and the NJ Transit system. Many other states provide discounts for bus routes, train routes, and other forms of travel. 


For senior passengers aged 62 and older, you can get a discount of 5% on tickets. All you need is a valid ID to prove your age. You can purchase tickets online or at the station. 


For those aged 65 and older, Amtrak offers a 10% discount on most trains. They also offer a 10% senior discount to those aged 60 and over on cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. While the cheapest rates are available online, you can also purchase tickets at the station. 

NJ Transit

Senior citizens aged 62+ and those with disabilities are eligible to take part in the reduced fare program in New Jersey’s transit system. You can save 50% or more on a regular one-way ticket. Even better, you don’t need to be a New Jersey resident to be eligible for the program.

For more information about transportation resources in your area for seniors, you can use the Eldercare Locator and enter your zip code. 

Read on to learn more about where to find senior discounts at Senior Strong! 

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Irene Lefever is a senior advisor whose role is to make sure that senior citizens’ physical, mental, psychological, and emotional needs are catered to. Lefever got her degree in Multimedia Arts at the University of California, Riverside.
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