Amtrak launches ‘Plan Your Vacation Days’ limited time 30% off sale

Amtrak Sale

According to research released by the U.S. Travel Association, Americans left 768 million days of paid time off on the table last year. In light of National Plan Your Vacation Day, Amtrak is encouraging customers to not let those vacation days go unused by offering a number of discounts to see America on an adventure to destinations across the country.

Amtrak is making it more cost effective for Americans to plan their vacation this year by offering 30% off for its Plan Your Vacation Day Sale from today,  Jan. 28 through Thursday, Jan. 30. For travel between February 16 and May 31, 2020 customers can receive 30% off select Amtrak routes.

In addition to the 30% discount, customers can also take advantage of the Saver Fare, which offers 25% off travel that’s booked 14 to 21 days in advance; Share Fares where the more you bring, the more you save with up to 45% off all six tickets; and the Kids Fares where one child is eligible to receive a 50% discount with each non-discounted fare-paying adult.

With many ways to save on travel, Amtrak wants to inspire customers to get carried away on an adventure to destinations across the country. With experiences and memories that can be kept for a lifetime, Amtrak encourages customers to not let those PTO days go unused. With the Plan Your Vacation Day 30% off sale, customers can travel one-way for as low as:

  • $39 to New York, NY
  • $29 to Philadelphia, PA
  • $19 to Richmond, VA

Being able to easily travel from/to city centers, Amtrak offers the freedom to use phones and electronic devices at all times (no “airplane mode”), the ability to travel with small pets on many trains, large spacious seats with ample leg room, no middle seat, and one of the most generous baggage policies in the travel industry, applicable for two personal items and two carry-on bags.

Customers can easily connect directly with Amtrak before, during and after their travels:

  • Download the Amtrak app for easy booking and travel updates
  • To connect with customer service follow Amtrak on Facebook and @Amtrak on Twitter
  • For real time service alerts, follow @AmtrakNECAlerts for updates within the Northeast Region and @AmtrakAlerts for any other alerts outside of that region
  • We encourage customers to share their Amtrak experience on all social media channels by tagging @Amtrak and using the hashtag #Amtrak in their posts

The sale is available at, and all prices will be automatically discounted from the standard fare price. This offer is valid on the Acela, Northeast Regional, Downeaster, Carolinian, Piedmont, Keystone (reserved), Pennsylvanian (reserved), Vermonter, Maple Leaf (US only), Empire Service, Adirondack and Ethan Allen. Fares are one way (adult) and no additional discounts apply. This offer is valid for coach and Acela Business class; no upgrades allowed. This offer if not combinable with any other discount offer. Once purchased tickets are non-refundable.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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