Amtrak is currently offering a Father’s Day sale, with nearly all routes discounted by 30%. The deal, which ends Monday, has fares starting at $22 one-way or $44 round-trip. Reduced prices are available for travel from Aug. 1 through Nov. 7, 2019 and there are no blackout dates, so this could be a great way to save when planning your end-of-summer and fall travels.
Although the discount only applies to coach fares, you’ll still get decent legroom, no middle seat and free Wi-Fi.
Below are some of the rates that Amtrak is promoting on its website. However, other routes apply:
Start your search for discounted tickets on the Amtrak website. There’s no coupon code needed to unlock the cheap fares.
Routes: All routes except the Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service locally between PHL and HAR, Capitol Corridor, Hiawatha, Pacific Surfliner and 7000-8999 Thruways.
Cost: From $22 one-way
Book by: June 17, 2019
Travel Dates: August 1 through November 7, 2019
Restrictions: Prices can’t be combined with other discount codes. Upgrades to Business Class are not permitted. Space is limited as sale prices are not available on all trains or at all times. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges are permitted within the ticket validity period; a 25 percent cancellation fee applies. Other restrictions may also apply.
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve Card (3x on travel), Citi Premier Card (3x on travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO for $22 one-way:
Seattle, WA to Portland, OR for $25 one-way:
Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA for $49 one-way:
Boston, MA to Chicago, IL for $81 one-way:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on train purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card (3x on all travel purchases), Citi Premier Card (3x on travel purchases) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).
Featured image by JT Genter/The Points Guy.