Flash Sale: Save up to 40% With Amtrak’s Across America Sale

Jul 9, 2019

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Not a fan of flying, but hate the responsibility of driving long distances? Why not try traveling via train? It may not cut back much on time, but what’s better than no middle seats, taking in all of the views with no traffic, the ability to move around freely and you can browse your phone or computer all you want. Personally, if I can do all that, then I don’t mind the extra travel time.

Now’s your chance to see the US from the rails because Amtrak is having a 4-day flash sale on train rides between August 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020 with no blackout dates. Unfortunately the popular DC to NYC (and vice versa) route is not included in the sale, but nearly every other route is.

Although the discount only applies to coach fares, you’ll still get decent legroom, no middle seat and free Wi-Fi.

(Photo by Summer Hull / The Points Guy)
(Photo by Summer Hull / The Points Guy)

Below are some of the rates that Amtrak is promoting on its website. However, other routes apply:

Start your search for discounted tickets on the Amtrak website. There’s no coupon code needed to unlock the cheap fares.

Routes: All routes except the Northeast Corridor between DC and NYC
Cost: From $17 one-way
Book by: July 12, 2019
Travel Dates: August 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020
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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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Portland, ME to Boston, MA for $17 one-way:

St. Louis, MO to Chicago, IL for $19 one-way:

Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA for $44 one-way:

New York, NY to Boston, MA for $55 one-way:

Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC for $77 one-way:

Chicago, IL to San Francisco, CA for $104 one-way:

Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO for $127 one-way:

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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).

Featured image by Amtrak.

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