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September 3, 2020

Amtrak Extends Lowest Fares of 2020 for Acela and Northeast Regional Trains through Sept. 30

Customers and employees can continue to feel confident in Amtrak’s safety measures

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has extended its lowest fares of the year for Acela and Northeast Regional (NER) trains, so customers can receive extra savings when traveling throughout the Northeast, which combine 30 percent savings with the ongoing Saver Fares for travel through Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. The sale is available for purchase through Wednesday, Sept. 30, and exchanges and refunds can be processed upon customer request also through that date.

Amtrak’s new, enhanced safety initiatives will continue to be in effect for customers and employees on its trains and at its stations, including its face mask requirement.

Prices for the following trips, which require 14 days advanced purchase, are as low as:

City Pairs Price City Pairs Price
New York City – Philadelphia  NER – $29 Acela – $49 New York – Providence  NER – $29 Acela – $49
Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. NER – $29 Acela – $49 New York – Baltimore  NER – $29 Acela – $69
Boston – Philadelphia NER – $29 Acela – $69 New York – Boston  NER – $29 Acela – $59
Boston – Washington, D.C.  NER – $49 Acela – $69 New York – Washington, D.C. NER – $29 Acela – $69

In addition to aggressive steps to disinfect stations and trains, additional Amtrak measures deliver a New Standard of Travel by including the following:

  •  Face coverings: For your well-being and ours, Amtrak requires that all customers and employees wear a face mask or covering that fully covers the entire mouth and nose while onboard and in stations. 
  • Limited Booking: We are limiting bookings on most trains to allow for more physical distancing in seating areas. Individuals traveling alone may use the seat next to them for personal belongings, while friends and family members will easily find seats together.
  • Air Quality: All trains are equipped with onboard filtration systems with a fresh air exchange rate every 4-5 minutes.
  • Physical distancing: Signage has been displayed at our busiest stations to indicate safe distances in high traffic areas. In addition, protective plastic barriers have been installed at customer counters at our busiest stations.

Advanced purchase is required at least 14 days prior to travel. Fares are one way (adult) and no additional discounts apply. Valid for Acela Business class seats and Northeast Regional Coach class only. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all days. Once purchased, all sales are final with no exchange or refund value; exchanges and refunds can be processed upon customer request for purchases through Sept. 30, 2020. Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted. Blackout dates include Tuesday, Nov. 24, Wednesday, Nov. 25, and from Nov. 28-30. Other restrictions may apply.

Tickets are currently for sale and can be found, along with current schedules, on and through the Amtrak app; all prices will be automatically discounted from the standard fare price.

Amtrak continues to evaluate current practices and pilot new opportunities to support personal safety. Visit for more information about how Amtrak is maintaining a safe environment.

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Amtrak Media Relations
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202 906.3860

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