If you’re still game for an amazing autumn train ride, now is the time to book because Amtrak has you covered with insanely low fares. You can ride from Chicago to St. Louis for just $13; enjoy the coastal views from Los Angeles to Oakland for $39; get some international flavor on a New York to Montreal trip for $49; or even take the 35-hour journey from Seattle to Los Angeles for just $79. The sale is valid for travel between November 27th and May 22nd, with no blackout dates. Yep, that includes Thanksgiving and Christmas, so get booking.
While flying might be more efficient, all of Amtrak’s routes are over 30 percent off, with amenities you just can’t get on flights. All trains include free Wi-Fi, two free carry-ons, and two personal items, and small pets (up to 20 pounds) are allowed on trips under seven hours. And the best part — which seems to have been specifically designed for autumn leaf-viewing — is that trains now offer special Sightseer Lounges above the cafe cars. These are observation areas with unassigned seats, where you can get an elevated view of the countryside.
There’s not much time to take advantage of the sale as it ends Friday, October 12th. To take advantage of this crazy sale before it’s too late, check out Amtrak’s booking site.
H/T: Condé Nast Traveler