Amtrak has buy one, get one free deals, student deals, senior discounts and social distancing measures to encourage more travel across its 30-plus train routes.
Among the current Amtrak deals are these promotions:
- Private Rooms – free companion if you book by April 16. Book a Roomette for travel from June 1 through September 30, you’ll get to bring a companion along for free. Must book by April 16, 2021. For details visit: Amtrak Private Room Special
- Buy One Ticket, Get One FREE. Buy one ticket for yourself and get one free for your companion when you travel anywhere between Virginia and Boston on a Saturday. This route includes cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Providence and Washington, DC. Valid for travel Saturdays only on Northeast Regional and Acela services. Advance reservations are required a minimum of three days prior to travel. Good through August 30, 2021. For more details or to reserve, visit: Amtak BOGO
- Find more deals at Amtrak Promotions, including:
- Amtrak Senior Discount: 10% Off
- Seniors in CA save 15%
- Capitol Corridor Travel Special: Up to 50% Off for up to 5 companions
- Acela Share Fares up to 45% off
- MA Lake Shore fares starting at $9
- Northeast fares up to 55% off
- Student Discounts: Amtrak has multiple discounts for students and children, including:
Amtrak Safety Procedures
Amtrak says they have set a new standard of travel with enhanced safety and cleaning measures, summarized in the Youtube video below.
“We have studied, analyzed and made improvements to the Amtrak travel experience – from beginning to end – for the safety and health of our people and travelers,” Amtrak says.
More Space for Physical Distancing
Amtrak has limited the seat bookings to allow for more physical distancing. Individuals traveling alone may use the seat next to them for personal belongings, while friends and family members will easily find seats together.
“Amtrak is following industry recommendations for deep cleaning and sanitizing of its trains prior to service, with additional en-route cleaning to disinfect restrooms and frequently touched surfaces along the journey. All of our trains are equipped with onboard filtration systems with a fresh air exchange rate every 4-5 minutes.”
More Amtrak Information
For more information on Amtrak, visit these websites:
Amtrak Facebook Page (latest posts are below)