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Amtrak is running a “Track Friday” sale through Cyber Monday where you can bring a friend for free on many Amtrak trains, mostly within the Northeast corridor.
Track Friday Offer Details
You’ll need to book your tickets before November 29, 2021, and then travel from January 4, 2022, through April 30, 2022.
Examples of Routes
The discount is valid for trains operating as far north as Brunswick, ME all the way south to Roanoke and Newport News, VA. To book, use code C240, which will automatically apply the discount. You’ll need to purchase 1 full-fare coach ticket in order to receive the companion’s fare for free.
You can travel on these trains:
- Acela, operating within New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia
- Cardinal/Silver Star/Silver Meteor, operating within New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia
- Carolinian, operating within New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C, and Virginia
- Downeaster, operating in Massachusetts and Maine
- Northeast Regional, operating within New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia
The sale is valid on coach class fares on most services and business class fares (the lowest class of service) on the Acela.
Because these are deeply discounted fares, you won’t be able to upgrade to business class (on non-Acela trains), first class (on the Acela), or sleeper accommodations. There are some blackout dates, and you must always travel together with your companion — they can’t be on a separate train.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, change fees are waived through January 4, 2022, so if you need to cancel, you’d get the full value back onto a voucher you can use for travel later on.
Hot Tip: Learn about the best ways to book cheap Amtrak train tickets (from advance bookings to rail passes and promo codes).
For those that live in the Northeast Corridor, this is a great time to purchase an Amtrak ticket and ride the rails with family or friends. Take advantage of this limited-time opportunity to save on your companion’s fare, because after Cyber Monday this sale will be gone.
Be sure to check the terms of your booking to ensure that the fares are what you want, but most passengers will certainly find these prices very attractive (especially the friend that rides free!) and worth jumping on sometime soon!
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