Knowing that travelers are eager to plan a fall getaway — and since international travel isn’t really an option — Amtrak is launching a buy-one-get-one sale on all Acela and Northeast Regional trains throughout the Northeast Corridor, from Boston to Virginia. In addition to the BOGO sale, you can also purchase a ticket for as low as $30, meaning you can travel with a friend for a combined cost of just $30.
For just $30 you can travel between Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC, or Norfolk, VA, and Washington, DC for $50. For $56, you can take a train between Washington, DC and Philadelphia, or between New York and Philadelphia. For $69, you can score a ride between New York and Washington, DC, Boston, or Baltimore.
Most fares on the Northeast routes are priced under $100, with many $99 fares between Boston and New York; Philadelphia and New York; and Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
The BOGO deal can only be booked through September 30, and is valid for travel dates between September 24 and December 12, excluding Fridays and Saturdays.
Amtrak’s new health and safety protocols include blocking middle seats, limiting train capacity, mandatory mask wearing, and fresh air filter exchange every five minutes.