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Deal Alert: Save 30% During Amtrak’s Nationwide Sale

Oct. 09, 2018
3 min read
Amtrak Coast Starlight train
Deal Alert: Save 30% During Amtrak’s Nationwide Sale
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Amtrak is back with another sale, this time with discounted fares across the US. As part of its Amtrak Across America Sale, the train operator has discounted seemingly all routes by 30%.

The deal, which ends Friday, has fares starting at $13 one-way or $26 round-trip. Reduced prices are available for travel from Nov. 27 through May 22, 2019. There are no blackout dates, so this could be a great way to save when planning travel for the winter holidays. Additionally, you can check out some of Amtrak's more scenic routes, like the Empire Builder or Downeaster, which recently featured the historic Great Dome Car.

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

Carrier: Amtrak
Routes: All routes — including travel on the Auto Train, California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Adirondack, Ethan Allen Express, Vermonter, Amtrak Downeaster, Empire Service, Maple Leaf, Pennsylvanian, Carolinian, Piedmont, Wolverine, Blue Water, Pere Marquette, Lincoln Service, Saluki, Illini, Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, Missouri River Runner, Heartland Flyer, Cascades and Hoosier State.
Cost: From $13 one-way, $26 round-trip
Book by: October 12, 2018
Travel Dates: November 27, 2018 – May 22, 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.
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), Citi Premier® Card (3x on travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Chicago, IL (CHI) to St. Louis, MO (STL) for $13 one-way:

Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Flagstaff, AZ (FLG) for $39 one-way:

Oakland, CA (OKJ) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) for $39 one-way:

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Washington, DC (WAS) to New York, NY (NYP) for $49 one-way:

Boston, MA (BOS) to New York, NY (NYP) for $49 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 Coast Starlight train. (Photo courtesy Amtrak)

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