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Amtrak Companion Fare Sale Chugs along Northeast Corridor


Photo courtesy of Amtrak

If you and a plus one want to spend this summer traveling by train, Amtrak has announced its Buy One Get One companion fare sale that gives you two a price break. With savings on Saturday travel on Amtrak’s Acela and Northeast Regional trains, Amtrak’s Buy One Get One companion fare sale began on June 24, 2019 and will run through August 30, 2019.

With the Saturday-touting sale, passenger can book day trips, weekend getaways or vacations for two anywhere along the rail company’s Northeast Corridor (between Virginia Beach and Boston), for travel beginning June 29, 2019. Learn more here.

The Northeast corridor includes stops in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.

Some of the special prices available for two customers, in either direction, during the sale are featured in the chart below.

Pairing Cities Price for Two Pairing Cities   Price for Two
Boston – New York NER-$83

Acela – $125

Charlottesville – Washington, D.C. NER – $37
Philadelphia -New York NER – $60

Acela – $113

New York – Providence NER – $71

Acela – $119

New York – Washington, D.C. NER – $96

Acela – $173

New York – Baltimore NER – $86

Acela – $168

Richmond – New York NER – $103 Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia NER – $59

Acela – $128

Richmond – Washington, D.C. NER – $38 Boston – Philadelphia NER – $104

Acela – $174

Now, here is the fine print. The sale is valid on all Acela and Northeast Regional train service operating between Roanoke or Norfolk, Virginia and Boston. This offer is not valid on unreserved service on the Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service locally between Philadelphia and Harrisburg and Thruway Service.

Use Discount code C222 on to activate discount. Three-day advanced booking is required. The companion and full fare paying passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together. Valid for coach seats only; no upgrades allowed.

Tell me, what route would you take?