Deal alert: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this 2-for-1 deal from Amtrak

Feb 11, 2021

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re looking for the perfect getaway for two, Amtrak just rolled out the ‘Amtrak Loves You’ flash sale, with a buy one, get one deal. The offer is available on many routes nationwide and is valid for travel all the way until Aug. 27, but you must book by Feb. 16.

Here’s everything you need to know to book this deal.

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Amtrak’s buy-one-get-one sale

To take advantage of this sale, make sure you book your ticket at Amtrak.com/vdaysale, or by using the discount code C214 when booking. The offer is valid for all services except Amtrak Cascades, Pennsylvanian, Keystone Service and 7000-8999 Thruways.

The discount should automatically be applied at checkout on all valid routes, although it appears that not all departures are discounted, so you may have to search a little to find the cheapest fares. We’re seeing discounts around the U.S., in cities like New York, Charlotte and Philadelphia — perfect for a romantic getaway or a vacation with family and friends.

Keep in mind, Amtrak has implemented a number of safety measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Additional policies include mandating masks all customers and employees, limiting bookings to allow for more physical distancing, enhanced cleanings and more. Additionally, Amtrak is waiving all change fees for reservations made by March 31, 2021.

Related: The complete guide to Amtrak Guest Rewards

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The Northeast Regional. (Photo by Benji Stawski/The Points Guy)

Routes: Many routes nationwide, including on the Auto Train, Northeast Regional, Acela, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder and California Zephyr.
Cost: From $35+
Book by: Feb. 16, 2021
Travel Dates: Feb. 22 – Aug. 17, 2021
Restrictions: The companion and full fare-paying passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together. Prices can’t be combined with other discount codes. Seating is limited, seats may not be available on all trains, or all times.
Other restrictions may also apply.
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few sample fares for two passengers:

Between As low as
Chicago, IL – Milwaukee, WI $25
Oklahoma City, OK – Fort Worth, TX $31
Albany, NY – New York, NY $45
New York, NY – Philadelphia, PA $46 for coach; $81 Acela
Philadelphia, PA – Washington, DC $46 for coach; $92 Acela
New York, NY – Providence, RI $46 for coach; $94 Acela
Boston, MA – New York, NY $58 for coach; $98 Acela
Washington, DC – New York, NY $74 for coach; $128 Acela
New York, NY – Chicago, IL $112
Lorton, VA – Sanford, FL* $115
Los Angeles, CA – Seattle, WA $126
Charlotte, NC – New York, NY $126
Washington, DC – Atlanta, GA $132
Philadelphia, PA – Savannah, GA $140

Maximize your purchase

If you decide to take advantage of the promotion, make sure you pay for the tickets with a credit card that earns additional points on train purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card (3x on all travel purchases) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).

Also, check out our ultimate guide to Amtrak Guest Rewards to learn how to earn and burn points with Amtrak’s loyalty program.

Additional reporting by Victoria M. Walker.

Featured image by Katie Genter/The Points Guy.

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