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Deal Alert: 30% off Amtrak Routes Along Northeast Corridor

April 01, 2019
3 min read
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If you're sick of being pranked this April Fool's Day — look no further. Amtrak is on your side.

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Travelers can purchase "Unprank" fares for the next three days, with discounts ranging up to 30 percent off. Passengers can book trips "anywhere between Boston and Virginia" — or along the Northeast Corridor — for travel from May 1 through August 28, 2019. Note that not all departure times will have the lowest advertised price.

One child (age 2-12) per adult can purchase a ticket for half the full, adult rail price — as long as they're on the same itinerary. Start your search for discounted tickets on the Amtrak website.

Carrier: Amtrak
Routes: Northeast Corridor
Cost: From $19 one-way
Book by: April 1
Travel Dates: May 1 through August 28
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve Card (3x on travel), Citi Premier® Card (3x on travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here a few examples of what you can book:

Richmond, VA to Washington, DC for $19 one-way:

Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC for $29 one-way:

New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA for $29 one-way:

New York, NY to Boston, MA for $39 one-way:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on train purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card (3x on all travel purchases), Citi Premier® Card (3x on travel purchases) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).

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