Amtrak is offering a 25 percent discount for advance purchase of one-way fares on its Northeast Regional service, which runs from New Haven to Washington with spurs reaching Boston and Springfield, as well as Lynchburg and Newport News, Va.
The discount brings the one-way fare between Hartford and Washington down from $74 to $56, for example.
The sale is valid only for one-way coach fares bought at least 14 days in advance. Fares are non-refundable and can’t be combined with other discounts, although up two two children between the ages of 2 and 15 may accompany each adult at half the full adult fare. The offer is not available on Nov. 24, Nov. 28 or Dec. 26, 2010 or on Jan. 2, 2011.
All the details are available on the Amtrak Web site.
It looks like a pretty good deal to me, even though my last three Amtrak trips were late. I like train travel enough to deal with it.