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Amtrak Has 2-For-1 Deal

Kim Wonderley
February 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm

We've been bombarded with flight sales lately, which is typical at this time of year. But fans of train travel rarely see the kind of generous discount that's available through Amtrak for just a few more days. 

When it comes to travelling on Amtrak, it's rare to see tickets discounted by more than 25 percent. That's why the "Amtrak Loves You" sale is such a special promotion

Passengers reserving one seat get another for free on this deal. It began on Valentine's Day and wraps up on February 18, so there's not much time left to make your plans. 

The sale applies to trips nationwide between March 25 and July 29. Unlike many airline deals, there are no blackout dates here. 

You can get from San Francisco to Portland for just $92 with this offer. Or maybe schedule a spring skiing trip by relaxing on the California Zephyr which stops in Truckee and Reno. Fares are as low as $76 and $106 respectively for those destinations. 

There's a lot of advantages when you consider riding the rails. You've got lots of leg room. There's a generous policy regarding luggage, allowing you to bring aboard two carry-on bags and two personal items without getting charged. Forget about putting your phone on airplane mode — you can chat and text away while enjoying free wifi. Many trains even welcome small pets. High winds or fog can ruin you flight plans but that's not an issue you have to worry about on the train.