Are you looking for an affordable adventure this summer? Amtrak has you covered. It just restarted its US Rail Pass so travelers could travel across America. And now you can score a ticket for only $ 299 – that’s $ 200 less than the regular price.
Amtraks USA Rail Pass covers your fare in up to 10 train segments from coast to coast over 30 days. So instead of booking each of the 10 segments (defined as anytime you get off a train) individually, you can use the card to cover the entire journey at a fixed price. It runs for less than $ 30 per. Segment – serious savings on many routes.
With Amtrak serving 500 destinations in the US, the USA Rail Pass is a steal if you want to tick off a lot of spots on your travel bucket list on an epic journey.
That Sunset Limited line runs from Louisiana to California, for example, so you can hit New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Palm Springs and Los Angeles.
If you are looking for an East Coast experience, check it out Silver Service / Palmetto train. It runs from New York City to Washington DC before taking you through the charming southern cities of Charleston and Savannah and finally down to sparkling Miami.
Or take a big adventure on the west coast by train Coast Starlight, is considered “one of the most spectacular of all train routes.” You pass through fertile valleys, lush forests and snow-capped peaks as you make your way from Seattle to Los Angeles on this 35-hour journey (not including any stops you might choose to take on the trip).
But the beauty of Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass is not only the stops you make along the way – it is also the unforgettable experience of seeing the country by rail. Imagine sitting back in a wide-lying seat with plenty of legroom and looking out at some of America’s most beautiful scenery through dreamy large picture windows. It beats the stop-and-go traffic and expensive gas refills of a car ride and definitely feels more like a vacation than being squeezed in the middle seat in the back of a plane.
The $ 299 deal on Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass runs through June 22, but the pass is valid for 120 days after your purchase, so you have plenty of time to arrange and plan your trip. It is active for 30 days after you take your first segment.
For the most part, the fit is quite flexible. There are no blackout dates or restrictions on the time of day you travel. However, you can not use it on a few selected routes (such as Acela and Auto Train), and it is only valid on Saver and Value Fares. It does not work for segments that only offer flexible prices.
Also, the Amtrak USA Rail Pass is only valid in the bus class, so do not expect any upgrades to business class or private rooms when using it.
Once you have purchased the USA Rail Pass, you can start booking segments directly from your purchase confirmation via the Amtrak app by looking up your reservation or in the “Modify Trip” section of the Amtrak website.
Taking the train may not be the fastest way to explore the country. But there is a romance to train travel so you can relax, see incredible views and travel at a more leisurely pace. It is an experience that any traveler could use when the world reopens.