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Deal alert: Get two Amtrak Roomette tickets for the price of one during this flash sale

March 17, 2022
3 min read
An Amtrak railroad passenger train pulls into the coach yard at Chicago Union Station in Chicago, Illinois, on March 2, 2022.
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Thinking about traveling somewhere via Amtrak this spring? You can be generous and bring a friend, thanks to a limited-time sale through next week that allows users to book a Roomette for themselves and bring a friend for free on specific routes.

One-way routes included in this deal start at $193 for two passengers.

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Deal basics

(Screenshot from Amtrak)

Carrier: Amtrak.
Routes: Valid on specific routes: California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Star, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.
How to book: Book directly through Amtrak's sale page and enter code C450.
Cost: Roomettes as low as $193 for two, for select routes.
Travel dates: March 16-May 22, 2022.
Book by: March 21, 2022.

(Screenshot from amtrak.com)

Note that reservations for this sale must be made at least one day in advance of travel and the deal is for Roomettes only. No upgrades are permitted. This sale cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Sample routes

A variety of cities are included in this flash sale, including travel between St. Paul-Minneapolis and Chicago; Chicago and New Orleans; Denver and Chicago ; Salt Lake City and Sacramento; New York and Atlanta; and Los Angeles ando Seattle.

(Screenshot from amtrak.com)

When you search this deal, be sure to book for two passengers. The person paying and their free companion must travel together in the same room via the same reservation. Enter the discount code when booking as illustrated below.

(Screenshot from Amtrak)
(Screenshot from amtrak.com)

When booking, you'll see some of the perks included with Roomettes, including a big window, fresh towels and linens, access to a restroom and a shower. Plus, guests in Roomettes receive an attendant who helps with turndown service, meals and luggage.

(Screenshot from amtrak.com)

Plus, all private room reservations receive complimentary lounge access at major stations, priority boarding and complimentary meals on board.

“Private rooms provide travelers with a first-class, one-of-a-kind experience to see the country,” said Roger Harris, Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer, in a statement. “With our nationwide Roomette flash sale, customers can travel comfortably in their own space and share the experience with a companion — across several world-famous routes and to many great destinations.”

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns bonus points on travel purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel).

Bottom line

This deal is an opportunity for two people to experience an Amtrak Roomette for the price of one, whether you've never tried one before or are just want a friend to experience it with you.

Be sure to book via Amtrak.com or its app by Monday, March 21.

Featured image by AFP via Getty Images
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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