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A Fall Getaway for Two: Amtrak’s BOGO Sale for the Northeast U.S. | Frommer's Amtrak/Emily Moser

A Fall Getaway for Two: Amtrak’s BOGO Sale for the Northeast U.S.

Just in time for leaf-peeping season, Amtrak is making it easier to plan a New England getaway for two with a buy-one-get-one-free sale. 

Book a seat on one of the rail carrier's Acela or Northeast Regional trains, which operate between Boston and Virginia, for travel through Saturday, December 12, and you can bring along a companion for free.  

Available fares start as low as $30 (for Northeast Regional service between Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia). Other appealing options include $56 for D.C.–Philadelphia; $66 for New York–Providence, Rhode Island; and $69 for Boston–Philadelphia. 

The cost for tickets along many routes falls under $100—and with the BOGO promotion, you get two seats for the price of one. 

You'll need to book your trip at least three days in advance, and the deal is not valid for travel on Fridays or Sundays. And there are three additional blackout dates: November 24, 25, and 30.

What's more, you need to act fast—to qualify for the BOGO sale, you must purchase tickets by September 30 for travel by December 12. 

Among Covid-19 safety measures you can expect on Amtrak trains and in stations this autumn: mask requirements, limited bookings to promote distancing, and onboard air filtration systems. 

For more information about the sale or to make a reservation, visit