For a limited time, Amtrak is offering 2-for-1 tickets on its Sleeper Trains, with buy one roomette, and your companion travels with you for free!**
Lonely Planet ~ ” The COVID-19 outbreak has curtailed travel around the world, leaving US travelers seeking out experiences a bit closer to home. Now, Amtrak is offering its private rooms at a discounted price for the summer for those eager to getaway.
According to Amtrak, when one person buys a ‘roomette’ they can have a companion join for free. Roomettes are offered on routes around the country and are found in the sleeping car. They have two seats that can convert to upper and lower berths at night. Each has their own window, fresh towels and linens and access to a private restroom and shower.
Amtrak’s California Zephyr, in UT | Photo by Kabelleger / David Gubler (http://www.bahnbilder.ch) / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
Roomettes are available on the California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Service, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.
Prices for two passengers to travel together one-way range from US$193 to travel from Chicago to Minneapolis-St Paul, or US$416 for New York City to Savannah. To book the deal, which is subject to availability, go to the Fare Finder or enter code V306 when booking with the Amtrak app. The deal is available for booking between 7 to 17 July, for travel between 13 July to 30 September, 2020.
Amtrak has also announced a number of new cleaning and contact-free measures during the coronavirus outbreak.” ~ Lonely Planet
**Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.