A significant discount on the Amtrak USA Rail Pass is currently available, but it is only available for a limited time.
Consider taking a train tour of the country for your spring or summer vacation instead of flying, which will save you money on airfare.
Because it wants to encourage you to get back on board, Amtrak is offering significant discounts on one of the most exciting ways to travel across the country: through the window of a train this spring and summer.
Recently, the train company announced that its USA Rail Pass would be available for $399, a $100 savings off the regular price of $499, starting this week. The offer became available on Tuesday.
In any 30-day period, passengers are limited to boarding a total of ten train segments with the pass in their possession. Whatever the date of purchase, the entire pass is valid for 120 days from the date of purchase, no matter how much time has passed.
You can start booking your trip with Amtrak “directly from your purchase confirmation,” then go to their website and click “Modify Trip,” or you can use the Amtrak mobile app to look up your reservation and create an itinerary for your trip.
An aerial photograph of a Southwest Chief Amtrak train near Fishers Peak, Colorado, taken from a commercial aircraft.
Thanks to AMTRAK and MARC GLUCKSMAN for providing us with the photographs, which we greatly appreciate.
If you want to get a sense of what goes into one, “every time you board and disembark one of our trains,” as Amtrak puts it, is deemed “a travel segment” (or other scheduled services). During your journey, if you have to change trains more than once, your USA Rail Pass will be divided in half.”
If you want to guarantee yourself a spot, you must make your reservation between March 22 and March 29. For a complete list of terms and conditions, please see the Amtrak website.
The pass does not include any additional benefits and can only be used for coach-class travel; there are no options for Business or private accommodations with this option. Additionally, members of Amtrak’s guest rewards program will receive two points for every dollar spent on a USA Rail Pass as an added benefit. After the first segment has been successfully completed, it will be possible to earn points.
Is it difficult for you to figure out where you should go next? Take a look at these breathtaking national parks that are easily accessible by Amtrak, and begin planning your next vacation as soon as you can.