Deal Alert: Save 50% Off a Companion Ticket Through Amtrak’s Latest Flash Sale
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While many travelers prefer the speed of flight, there's quite a few routes in the US where taking the train beats flying for convenience. Plus, when you're not in a hurry to get somewhere, there's something romantic about the experience of riding the rails. Amtrak wants to give you and a friend or family member an extra reason to consider taking the train over the alternative: 50% off a companion ticket.
Now through Thursday, you can use promo code C234 to "buy one, get one 50% off" on a number of Amtrak of routes for travel between February 5 and April 17. And there are no blackout dates, which makes this deal a possibility for a Valentine's Day getaway, spring break trip or any other trip you might have already been considering.
Unfortunately for those looking to save on Amtrak's (relatively) high-speed trains, this promo code can't be applied on the Acela Express. Also, you can't split these tickets over different dates or times; the terms require that the companion must travel with the full fare passenger.
Routes: Northeast Regional, Keystone, Pennsylvanian, Vermonter, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Silver Star, Silver Meteor and Palmetto.
Cost: From $24 one-way for two passengers
Book by: January 10
Travel Dates: February 5 – April 17
Restrictions: Not combinable with any other discount offer. No upgrades permitted. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges are permitted within the ticket validity period; a 25 percent cancellation fee applies.
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Boston, MA to Providence, RI for $24 one-way for two adults:
Washington DC to Charlottesville, VA for $56 one-way for two adults:
Washington DC to Richmond, VA for $57 one-way for two adults:
New York Penn Station to Philadelphia, PA for $90 one-way for two adults:
Boston, MA to New York Penn Station for $122 one-way for two adults:
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) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).