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Amtrak's Latest Flash Sale Cuts Fares in Half | Frommer's Ian Dewar Photography / Shutterstock

Amtrak's Latest Flash Sale Cuts Fares in Half

A new month, a new Amtrak sale.

Not that we're complaining, but the national rail service has been throwing so many sales in 2021 you feel a bit silly when you don't get a discount.

Then again, most travelers aren't snagging the best fares because the sales have been of the "flash" variety—blink and you'll miss 'em.

In the latest case, you have until September 8 to buy tickets for train journeys from that date through November 18. A three-day advance purchase is required.

If you can work with that timeline, the savings are delicious—50% off in many cases.

Among routes offering slashed fares are trips between: 

• New York and Boston aboard the Acela from just $49, or $28 for a non-high-speed train

• Chicago and Denver from just $63

• Los Angeles and Seattle from $63

• Miami and New York from $81

Note that Amtrak is waiving all change fees through January 4, 2022.

To see details on the sale including terms and conditions, visit