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Amtrak is back with another sale, this time for a BOGO deal on the City of New Orleans train. Even better, the deal is for both Roomette sleeper cars and coach seats.

Here’s what you need to know.

From August 19 – 31, you can buy one ticket on the City of New Orleans train and you’ll get one free for a travel companion. You must travel between August 22 and September 30 to be eligible. 3-day advance purchase is required.

The sample fares you see above are for two adult customers for travel through September in coach or sharing a Roomette if they are purchased as one reservation.

“We don’t do BOGO fares for coach and sleeping car customers simultaneously very often,” Nick Genevish, Director of Long Distance Service Line, said in a statement to TPG. “So this is an exciting offer to welcome back our customers to and from Memphis, Jackson and New Orleans, plus the intermediate stops in Hammond, McComb, Brookhaven, Hazelhurst, Yazoo City, Greenwood and Marks.”

And if you’re traveling on Wednesday (August 21), you’ll receive a “commemorative item” that celebrates the service’s restoration.

You can read TPG staffer Katie Genter’s review of an Amtrak Roomette car to get an idea of what it’s like on a long and overnight Amtrak train journey.

(Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)
(Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

Routes: City of New Orleans train route
Cost: $22+ one-way in coach
Book by: Aug. 31, 2019
Travel Dates: August 22 – September 30
Restrictions: Valid for coach seats; upgrade to a roomette or bedroom permitted upon full payment of accommodation charges. The companion and full fare passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together. Advance reservations are required a minimum of three days prior to travel. No additional discounts may apply. Other restrictions may also apply.
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), Citi Premier℠ Card (3x on travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Jackson, MS to New Orleans, LA for $22 one-way in coach or $105 one-way in a Roomette for two passengers:

New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN for $50 one-way or $155 one-way in a Roomette for two passengers:

Memphis, TN to Chicago, IL for $87 one-way or $197 one-way in a Roomette for two passengers:

New Orleans, LA to Chicago, IL for $108 one-way or $269 one-way in a Roomette for two passengers:

Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN for $109 one-way or $197 one-way in a Roomette for two passengers:

Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA for $135 one-way or $269 one-way in a Roomette for two passengers:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on train purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve (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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