Deal Alert: Amtrak 2-for-1 Sleeper Sale, Roomettes From $195 and Bedrooms From $259

Jun 4, 2019

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Amtrak is back with another buy one, get one sale for sleeper-car trips between Aug. 1, 2019 and Mar. 31, 2020. With this promotion, roomettes can be booked from as low as $195 and bedrooms from $259.

Roomettes are complete with two seats that convert into beds, power outlets, double-decker windows, free meals and access to showers, among other amenities. TPG’s Katie and JT Genter recently tried out a roomette on the Empire Builder and found the seats to be comfortable, the cabin quiet and the complimentary meals ample and edible. However, they recommend arriving in the dining car well before it’s scheduled to close.

Roomettes are on the smaller end and are more suitable for solo travelers or couples, while bedrooms provide a bit more space and a private bathroom.

A sleeper room that could hold three passengers.
(Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

To book, head to Amtrak.com and enter V540 in the coupon/promo code box before completing your search. The only major restrictions are that the free companion and full fare passengers must travel together in the same room and that the Auto Train is excluded. There are no blackout dates.

Routes: California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and the Texas Eagle
Cost: Roomettes From $195, Bedrooms From $259
Book by: June 10, 2019
Travel Dates: August 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020
Restrictions: This offer if not combinable with any other discount offer. Sale prices are not available at all times and on all routes. This offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased, a 25 percent cancellation fee may apply
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Pairing Cities Roomette Bedroom
New York, NY – Charleston, SC $323 $613
Washington, DC – Orlando, FL $314 $602
Chicago, IL – New Orleans, LA $269 $319
Seattle, WA – Oakland, CA $305 $534
Los Angeles, CA – Albuquerque, NM $271 $450
Emeryville, CA – Salt Lake City, UT $236 $395
Portland, OR – Los Angeles, CA $357 $646
Atlanta, GA – New Orleans, LA $220 $285
Chicago, IL – Memphis, TN $197 $259
Washington, DC – Chicago, IL $275 $416
San Antonio, TX – New Orleans, LA $195 $357
New York, NY – Chicago, IL $344 $571

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Featured image by Katie Genter/The Points Guy.

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