Tuesday Travel: Amtrak is celebrating 15 years of high-speed rail service along the Northeast Corridor with a half-off fare sale for holiday travel. Buy one regular full adult rail fare, get 50 percent off a companion rail fare on Acela Express to and from cities between Boston and Washington, D.C.
That would include New York, Newark, Trenton, Philadelphia and Baltimore. And since Amtrak stations are downtown, you avoid ridiculously expensive and time-consuming taxis or shuttles between downtown and a city’s airport.
There is hourly Acela Express service downtown to downtown during peak, morning and afternoon rush hours between New York, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and other intermediate cities, and many convenient round-trips between New York and Boston.
Trains are a great way to travel, especially the Acela Express, with speeds up to 150mph, comfortable seating and electronics outlets at every seat. First Class includes complimentary at-seat meal service, hot towels, complimentary newspaper and beverages, access to Club Acela lounges and more.
The buy one, get one 50 percent off offer runs through January 3, 2016, and is available on the entire route. Pick your city pair, pick your travel duo, and let the #Acelabration begin!