September 25, 2018 Amtrak Debuts its Northeast Holiday Travel Sale

Customers save 30 percent on travel throughout the Northeast on Northeast Regional and Acela Express Trains

WASHINGTON – It’s time to skip the traffic and remove the hassle for your holiday travel with Amtrak’s latest “Northeast Holiday Travel Sale” exclusively available at Starting Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Sept. 27, customers have the option to travel conveniently and affordably on the Northeast Regional (NER) or experience upscale amenities on the Acela Express, for their winter train travel throughout the Northeast Corridor (between Virginia Beach and Boston), from Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Jan. 5, with no blackout dates.

Customers can visit the most popular cities in the Northeast for their winter travel, whether it’s to go holiday shopping, explore a new city while sipping local hot cocoa, visit family and friends, experience the natural beauty of snow-covered landmarks, have an ice skating, skiing or other snow sport adventure or visit some of the world’s most famous museums. On Amtrak, customers also benefit from one of the most generous baggage policies in the travel industry with up to four free bags (two carry-ons and two personal bags).

The sale is valid on select Northeast Regional train service, including Keystone and Pennsylvanian trains between New York and Philadelphia, and the Vermonter, between New Haven and Washington, D.C., and in Virginia as far south as Virginia Beach, and Norfolk, Virginia. All prices will be automatically discounted from the standard fare price. No discount code is needed; prices are as shown and can’t be combined with other discount codes.

Some of the special prices available, in either direction, during the sale include:

Pairing Cities NER Price Pairing Cities Acela Price
Washington, D.C. – Richmond $19 New York City – Philadelphia $69
Boston – New Haven $29 Baltimore – Philadelphia $70
New York City – Philadelphia $29 Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. $79
Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia $29 Boston – New York City $79
Boston – New York City $39 New York City – Wilmington $79
Boston – Stamford $39 New York City – Providence $82
New York City – Washington, D.C $39 New York City – Washington, D.C. $115

Amtrak has upgraded its free Wi-Fi on Northeast Corridor trains, and at select stations, has recently refreshed its train interiors, and offers the freedom to use phones and electronic devices at all times (no “airplane mode”), the ability to travel with small pets on many trains, large spacious seats with ample leg room, and no middle seat.

Sale prices are available exclusively for one-way Coach Class fares on Northeast Regional trains and Business Class fares on Acela trains; upgrades to Business Class or First Class are not permitted. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all trains at all times. Fares are subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.

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Jason Abrams

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