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Amtrak Just Added More $5 Fares—Here’s How to Snag One

Cheaper Amtrak tickets and more time to explore your destination—Amtrak’s Night Owl fares are a win-win. Amtrak recently expanded these ultra-cheap fares (priced as low as $5) to more times and routes, making it even more convenient to travel for less. 

“Travelers returning from concerts, plays, sporting events or who prefer earlier and later departures can take advantage of these lower rates,” said a spokesperson for Amtrak.

The inexpensive tickets are available on select trains for departures between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Travelers can find the $5 fares on journeys between Washington, D.C. and New York City and New York City and Boston. 

Four bags (two personal items and two suitcases) are included in the fare. 

The discounted tickets are subject to availability, so book early to have the best chance of finding one.

Amtrak train crossing a bridge on the Hell Gate Line in New York

Sample Night Owl Fares

One-way coach class fares are priced starting at:

  • Philadelphia – Baltimore/BWI: $5
  • New York – Newark/Newark Liberty: $5
  • Washington – Baltimore/BWI: $5
  • Boston – Providence: $5
  • New York – Philadelphia: $10
  • Philadelphia – Washington: $10
  • Providence – New Haven: $10
  • Boston – New Haven: $15
  • New York – Baltimore/BWI: $15
  • Washington – Newark/Newark Liberty: $15
  • New York – Washington: $20
  • Boston – New York: $20

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