Today Only: East Coast Amtrak Sale, Including Acela, From $19 One-Way

Sep 27, 2018

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Amtrak is currently running its “Northeast Holiday Sale” with low fares all over the East Coast. The sale, which ends tonight at 11:59pm, has fares starting at $19 one-way on the Northeast Regional or $69 one-way on the high-speed Acela.

Reduced prices are available for travel from Nov. 27 through Jan. 5, 2019.

Below are some of the route rates that Amtrak is promoting on its website. However, other routes along the Northeast Corridor apply.

Carrier: Amtrak
Routes: Valid for travel on the Acela Express and Northeast Regional train service including Keystones and Pennsylvanian between New York and Philadelphia, Vermonter between New Haven and Washington and thruways to Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
Cost: From $19 one-way, $38 round-trip
Book by: September 27, 2018
Travel Dates: November 27 – January 5, 2019
Restrictions: Prices can’t be combined with other discount codes. Upgrades to Business Class are not permitted. Space is limited as sale prices are not available on all trains or at all times. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges are permitted within the ticket validity period; a 25 percent cancellation fee applies. Other restrictions may also apply.
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Washington, DC (WAS) to Richmond, VA (RVR) for $19 one-way:

Washington, DC (WAS) to Richmond, VA (RVR) for $38 round-trip:

Washington, DC (WAS) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) for $29 one-way:

Washington, DC (WAS) to New York, NY (NYP) for $39 one-way:

New York, NY (NYP) to Washington, DC (WAS) for $78 round-trip:

Boston, MA (BOS) to New York, NY (NYP) for $79 one-way on the Acela:New York, NY (NYP) to Washington, DC (WAS) for $115 one-way on the Acela:

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