$20 for a train ride to New York City? It’s true, thanks to Amtrak

Moynihan Train Hall in New York City (photo courtesy of Amtrak)

Special “Night Owl Fares” as low as $5 to $20 are now available on select Amtrak Northeast Corridor routes. This is a great option for travelers returning from concerts, plays, sporting events or those who prefer later or earlier departures.

How Night Owl Fares work: Off peak hour trains traveling between D.C. and New York only, departing between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., will feature ultra-low fares for Coach tickets on Northeast Regional and other select routes. These deeply discounted fares are now available for most Northeast Corridor city pairs including stops in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Sample One-Way Coach Fares To/From:

  • New York – Washington: $20
  • New York – Baltimore/BWI: $15
  • Washington – Newark/Newark Liberty: $15
  • New York – Philadelphia: $10
  • New York – Wilmington: $10
  • Philadelphia – Washington: $10
  • Washington – Wilmington $10
  • Philadelphia – Baltimore/BWI: $5
  • New York – Newark/Newark Liberty: $5
  • Washington – Baltimore/BWI: $5

Additional restrictions, terms and conditions apply. Learn more at amtrak.com/nightowl.

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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