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Amtrak “123” Promo: Take 3 Trips, Get 1 Free

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Amtrak is running a flash sale where you can get a free round-trip on Acela or Northeast Regional trains after taking 3 round-trips.

Here’s what to know.

Offer Details

The deal is valid when you take 3 qualifying Northeast Regional or Acela round-trips (6 qualifying one-way trips) through February 29, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PT. You’ll then be able to use your free round-trip this summer between July 1 and August 31, 2024.

You must register for this offer online at Amtrak.com/123free. Free travel coupons will be issued to you in March 2024.

The discount is valid for Northeast Regional and Acela trains, so any stop on the Northeast Corridor should be eligible for the promo. The sale is valid on coach class fares on most services and business class fares (the lowest class of service) on the Acela.

Some sample fares include an Acela round-trip from New York to Washington for $144. However, you may be able to find cheaper round-trip tickets, depending on your dates. Northeast Regional trains are usually less expensive than the Acela, so if you’re on a budget, you should book that train instead.

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Restrictions

Several terms and conditions include:

  • Northeast Regional and Acela qualifying travel is tracked separately for each promotion
  • A maximum of 2 free one-way Northeast Regional coach class coupons will be issued for Northeast Regional travel and/or a maximum of 2 free one-way Acela Business Class coupons will be issued for qualifying Acela travel
  • A minimum spend of $25 per one-way trip on Northeast Regional and $40 on Acela is required for travel to qualify
  • A maximum of 1 trip per train number per day will qualify

Because these are deeply discounted fares, you won’t be able to upgrade to business class (on non-Acela trains, or first class (on the Acela). However, there don’t appear to be any blackout dates.

Hot Tip: Learn about the best ways to book cheap Amtrak train tickets (from advance bookings to rail passes and promo codes).

Final Thoughts

For those who 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 score a round-trip ticket on the Acela or Northeast Regional trains to use in the summer.

Be sure to check the terms of your booking to ensure that the fares are what you want, but most passengers will undoubtedly find these prices very attractive and worth jumping on sometime soon!

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About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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