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Amtrak Is Running a Two-for-One Sale on Its Most Picturesque Train Routes

Train Travel News
by Eben Diskin Dec 5, 2018

It’s never too early to start thinking about spring travel. If you’ve been considering an epic train journey for when the weather warms up, or just want a trip to look forward to this winter, Amtrak is having a two-for-one sale on its roomettes.

These private rooms, which sleep up to two people, are buy-one-get-one until December 11. The roomettes include two seats facing each other, which convert into a bed at night, and another bunk that folds down from the ceiling. These special fares also include all meals in the dining car, shower access, coffee, and room service.

The roomette fares are available on all Amtrak lines with overnight service. There are a few routes, however, to which you may want to pay special attention.

  • The Coast Starlight train from Seattle to Los Angeles has been dubbed the most beautiful ride in the US. Taking you through the Cascade Range and along the California coastline, this 35-hour route is just $189 per person one-way
  • The Empire Builder train running between Portland, OR, and Chicago is another great option. For just $224 per person, you can traverse the Columbia River Gorge and the plains of North Dakota en route to Chicago
  • If you’d rather travel east to west, the California Zephyr is the perfect option at rates as low as $245 per person. You’ll cross the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada on this epic cross-country trip from Chicago to San Francisco.

The sale is valid for travel dates between January 7 and May 23, 2019. A full list of train routes and fares is available on Amtrak’s official sale site.


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