Good news for anyone in the US interested in booking an extended domestic trip this summer: The Amtrak rail pass is back - and it's discounted for a limited time.
Amtrak has announced it's relaunching its USA Rail Pass, a multi-ride ticket that allows passengers to book 10 segments of travel over 30 days while paying one low fare. Now through 22 June 22, the pass is just $299 per traveler (it's normally $499).
The pass is valid for hop-on, hop-off travel across 500 of Amtrak's destinations, and would be ideal for travelers considering longer trips on some of the company's more scenic routes. We would recommend booking a trip on the Downeaster, which travels through Brunswick and Portland in Maine and up to Boston. Or buy a seat on the Southwest Chief, which shuttles riders from Chicago through Kansas City to Albuquerque, New Mexico; Flagstaff, Arizona; and on to Los Angeles. From there, you could take the Coast Starlight up through Portland, Oregon, and on to Seattle. Or you could opt for a tour of the South on the Sunset Limited, which stops in New Orleans; San Antonio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Phoenix; and Los Angeles.
After purchasing the pass, travelers will be able to book and change their itinerary and receive e-tickets for each leg of their trip. The pass is valid for use within 120 days of purchase, but once travelers take their first trip, they must use all 10 segments within 30 days.
For full terms and conditions, and to book, go to amtrak.com/tickets/departure-rail-pass
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