Amtrak Train Tickets Are Buy One, Get One Free

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If you’re planning a trip this summer, Amtrak is having some great deals that will help you get to your destination — while still allowing you to keep some spending money in your pocket.

The company’s latest deal will get you a free ticket with the purchase of another. You and a family member, friend or significant other can both take a trip for the price of one!

You’ll have to hurry, though, because the Unconditional Love Flash Sale is technically a Mother’s Day deal and ends on May 13. The tickets are good for travel from June 1-September 30, so you can buy the tickets now but use them later!

Whoever has the free ticket must travel with the full fare-paying passenger on the same itinerary. Once travel has begun, you cannot make changes. The offer is subject to any restrictions, blackouts and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased.

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Getty Images | Spencer Platt

Take a look at some of the one-way fares available for two passengers during the Unconditional Love Sale:

$83: New York, New York to Boston, Massachusetts (Acela/$125)
$29: Portland, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts
$90: Washington, D.C. to Charlotte, North Carolina
$39: Detroit, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois
$112: Lorton, Virginia to Sanford, Florida

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Getty Images | Alex Wong

If you can’t yet decide where you want to go or won’t have a chance to get this deal on May 13, Amtrak is also offering group travel deals this summer.

Amtrak’s new Share Fares program offers discounts of up to 35% for a group when you travel with up to three additional friends or family members. The discounts increase as the number of travelers in the group increases, so, for example, while the first traveler pays full price, the second traveler receives a 15% discount. The third traveler receives a 60% discount and the fourth traveler gets 70% off a ticket. This equates to a full 35% off for the group.

Just use promo code V291 when ordering your tickets to receive the Share Fares discount.

To get either buy-one-get-one-free tickets or discounted group tickets, just visit Amtrak’s website. This summer sounds like a great time to take a train trip!

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