For at least the second time this summer, Amtrak is offering a rare flash sale for fares on Northeast Regional train travel for as low as $19. Sample one-way fares range from $19 between Richmond and Washington, to $49 from New Haven to Washington.
Buy through Friday, August 17, for 30 percent discounts on lots of Amtrak trips around the country from September 5 through November 15. As always with Amtrak sales, Amtrak’s website automatically displays discounted ticket prices during a fare search.
It appears Amtrak is starting to run frequent flash sales, as often as once a month or so. If you’re interested in rail travel, keep checking for special deals.
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Consumer advocate Ed Perkins has been writing about travel for more than three decades. The founding editor of the Consumer Reports Travel Letter, he continues to inform travelers and fight consumer abuses every day at SmarterTravel.