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Ride the rails with a friend for free!

Buy one ticket on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional or Acela, and bring a companion for free. Purchase these promo tickets through September 30 for travel through December 12 (Fridays and Sundays not eligible).

The Acela is Amtrak’s high-speed service along the Northeast Corridor between Washington DC and Boston via 16 intermediate stops, including Providence, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City.

Short and medium-distance trains offer coach seating featuring wide, comfortable reclining seats with ample legroom, a fold-down tray and individual reading light.

Meanwhile, the Northeast Regional Coach class cars have 2×2 seating with reading lamps and fold-out tray tables.

Amtrak offers spacious seating, no middle seats, plenty of legroom and four bags for free. And with a suite of enhanced cleaning procedures and safety measures — like a masks required policy and fresh air exchange every 4–5 minutes — you can rest easier along the way.

Plus, the rail operator is limiting bookings so the only person sitting next to you will be part of your “quaranteam.”

Note: Amtrak’s complimentary Wi-Fi supports general web browsing, however, limited bandwidth does not support streaming music, streaming video or downloading large files.

Here are sample one-way fares for Acela / Northeast Regional:

  • New York – Washington DC – $129 / $69
  • Boston – New York – $99 / $69
  • New York – Providence – $89 / $66
  • Philadelphia – New York – $99 / $56
  • Washington DC – Philadelphia – $99 / $56
  • Baltimore – New York – $129 / $69
  • Boston – Washington DC – $129 / $104
  • Boston – Philadelphia – $129 / $69

A 3-day advance purchase is required. Additional blackout dates on Fridays and Sundays include November 24, 25 and 30.

Cancellation fees are waived on ticket purchases made through September 30.


See Clark’s travel planning and booking guide for the best tips on stress-free travel, and check out InsureMyTrip.com for travel insurance.

(Editor’s note: The travel industry is currently under great stress, and the money you pay now may be lost if companies go out of business. See more here.)

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