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Amtrak offers the following promotion: Buy One Ticket, Get One Free when you share a Roomette accommodation with discount code C645. Valid for travel from June 1 through September 3, 2021.

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Note, book by April 16, 2021. If you use the fare finder on the promotion page then you do not need to use the discount code (the promotion will automatically apply). Details about the Roomette accommodation can be found here.

Example Fares (prices may vary by date and are for 2 people sharing a Roomette)
  • Chicago – St. Paul-Minneapolis $193
  • Lorton – Sanford $296* (plus cost of car on Auto Train)
  • Chicago – New Orleans $319
  • New York – Chicago $394
  • Chicago – Seattle $527
  • Philadelphia – Miami $489
  • Denver – Salt Lake City $252
  • St. Louis – Austin $314
  • Los Angeles – Albuquerque $297
  • Washington, DC – Atlanta $352
  • Los Angeles – Portland (Oregon) $409
  • Washington, DC – Boston $288

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  • Offer Terms
    • Blackout date: July 5, 2021.
    • Paying adult and free companion must travel in the same room and reserve in same reservation.
    • This offer is valid on all routes with Roomette accommodations.
    • If you cancel at least 15 days prior to scheduled departure, a 25% cancellation applies. Rooms canceled less than 15 days prior to scheduled departure and prior to departure will receive a non-refundable eVoucher and a 25% cancellation fee will apply.
    • See offer page for the complete terms and conditions.
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Amtrak is offering buy one, get one free on Private Rooms. When one person purchases a Roomette, one companion can join them for free. Roomettes offer meals included in the price of the ticket, scenic views by day, and comfortable beds at night.

Private rooms are available on 15 routes across the national network: Auto Train, California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Northeast Regional, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.

Amtrak Roomette BOGO [amtrak.com]
Promotional Code: C645
Book Apr. 6-16, 2021
Travel between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2021

The paying adult and free companion must travel in the same room and reserve in the same reservation. This offer is valid for Roomettes only; no upgrades permitted. This offer is not combinable with any other discount offer. Other terms and conditions apply.


Sample Fares:
Chicago – St. Paul-Minneapolis $193
Lorton – Sanford $296* (plus cost of car on Auto Train)
Chicago – New Orleans $319
New York – Chicago $394
Chicago – Seattle $527
Philadelphia – Miami $489
Denver – Salt Lake City $252
St. Louis – Austin $314
Los Angeles – Albuquerque $297
Washington, DC – Atlanta $352
Los Angeles – Portland (Oregon) $409
Washington, DC – Boston $288



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Two best routes in the US are LA-SEA on the Coast Starlight [singleflyer.com] and CA-Chicago on the California Zephyr [singleflyer.com].

Coast Starlight gets you some fantastic views of the coast especially in the summer.

https://singleflyer.com/2018/09/0...o-seattle/

California Zephyr has some fantastic scenery as you climb over the Rockies in Colorado. If you are doing it just for the views; I would suggest Emeryville (CA) to Omaha. The last portion from Omaha to Chicago is pretty boring but all the rest is great.

https://singleflyer.com/2020/02/2...o-chicago/

Here is some info on the dining car, though it may have changed with COVID.

https://singleflyer.com/2020/02/2...ia-zephyr/
I'd love to jump in as I did this a couple years ago! I traveled by myself from IL to CA which took 2.5 days. While, yes, I could've taken a plane, it was about the experience. Before I boarded I was able to be at the exclusive lounge that had various sodas/coffees and snacks for free. Then when I boarded we were given the front of the train with their train security making sure that people that were from the other carts didn't cross our area. The beds were cozy and I'm 6'5" so length wasn't an issue, we also had ac/heating available which was nice during the winter days. We had full access to private toilets/showers/juices/coffees on our trip.

They had our assistant that would come in our room and do our beds everyday and ask what we wanted for breakfast/lunch/dinner. When we sat down, we were grouped with up to 3 other people and some of them were fun travelers like myself, others were Amish, where we all talked about our trips/life stories as we dined over surf/turf every night (at least that's what I ate). The cost of food ranges from $30-40 and our dinner would include a salad, entree + dessert + unlimited soft drinks. But of course it's all included but I'm giving an estimate if you didn't have a roommette. I'll admit I like to keep to myself but this 'forced' me to be talkative and learn to interact in a world where we ignore others when we put our headphones on, so it was refreshing and made some contacts in the end.

Every morning I woke up around 6:30/7am to watch the sun rise as our train sped past areas cars couldn't go to. We had the main cabin where they had windows to the ceiling so you could gaze at the sky at night. It was great to sit down, draw, listen to music as you traveled. Now I will say if you don't have a tablet or book it can be a bit boring as there's not much else to do. We made our typical stops where people got on and some left, but we were able to get some fresh air and get some souvenirs along the way.

I wouldn't say it's a trip I would take all the time, but a little splurge on yourself to see the country, why not? Smilie
The Coast Starlight route from LA to Seattle (or Portland) is amazing! HIGHLY Recommend! Also, when you book ask for the Coast side! Bring cards or games as it can be a little boring sometimes but it is super fun to do in a roomette! Also, you will get great photos! Try to time your dining with coastal stretches if you do not get a coast side roomette!

Also FWIW, when I went you had a private bar car that hosted wine tastings of the various regions you passed through. And by tastings, it was basically all the wine you could drink from SLO, Napa, Sonoma, Oregon and Washington in a private window car going through some amazing scenery! COVID has probably killed that perk, but maybe not...

If you are vaccinated and want to do this route for a vacation and then fly back you should...

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God, their website sucks. It has always sucked. It doesn't even give you recommendations or show a flexible fare calendar. If there is no train on that day, it doesn't say a damn thing. Waste of what could have been revenue. Amtrak...It's for the birds.
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This isn't a method of travel you choose if you're looking for the cheapest or fastest way between two points. Rather, if you're a fan of trains or looking for the trip to be part of the experience itself, this can be a fun option. A couple of years ago, I took my son, who loves trains, from nyc to Atlanta on an overnight train in a roomette and we enjoyed the trip. Left penn station around 2:30pm, and arrived in Atlanta in the morning, enjoying meals (included in the fare) on the train and sleeping while riding the rails.
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The Coast Starlight route from LA to Seattle (or Portland) is amazing! HIGHLY Recommend! Also, when you book ask for the Coast side! Bring cards or games as it can be a little boring sometimes but it is super fun to do in a roomette! Also, you will get great photos! Try to time your dining with coastal stretches if you do not get a coast side roomette!

Also FWIW, when I went you had a private bar car that hosted wine tastings of the various regions you passed through. And by tastings, it was basically all the wine you could drink from SLO, Napa, Sonoma, Oregon and Washington in a private window car going through some amazing scenery! COVID has probably killed that perk, but maybe not...

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I'd love to jump in as I did this a couple years ago! I traveled by myself from IL to CA which took 2.5 days. While, yes, I could've taken a plane, it was about the experience. Before I boarded I was able to be at the exclusive lounge that had various sodas/coffees and snacks for free. Then when I boarded we were given the front of the train with their train security making sure that people that were from the other carts didn't cross our area. The beds were cozy and I'm 6'5" so length wasn't an issue, we also had ac/heating available which was nice during the winter days. We had full access to private toilets/showers/juices/coffees on our trip.

They had our assistant that would come in our room and do our beds everyday and ask what we wanted for breakfast/lunch/dinner. When we sat down, we were grouped with up to 3 other people and some of them were fun travelers like myself, others were Amish, where we all talked about our trips/life stories as we dined over surf/turf every night (at least that's what I ate). The cost of food ranges from $30-40 and our dinner would include a salad, entree + dessert + unlimited soft drinks. But of course it's all included but I'm giving an estimate if you didn't have a roommette. I'll admit I like to keep to myself but this 'forced' me to be talkative and learn to interact in a world where we ignore others when we put our headphones on, so it was refreshing and made some contacts in the end.

Every morning I woke up around 6:30/7am to watch the sun rise as our train sped past areas cars couldn't go to. We had the main cabin where they had windows to the ceiling so you could gaze at the sky at night. It was great to sit down, draw, listen to music as you traveled. Now I will say if you don't have a tablet or book it can be a bit boring as there's not much else to do. We made our typical stops where people got on and some left, but we were able to get some fresh air and get some souvenirs along the way.

I wouldn't say it's a trip I would take all the time, but a little splurge on yourself to see the country, why not? Smilie
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If anyone has questions, feel free to ask!
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The Coast Starlight route from LA to Seattle (or Portland) is amazing! HIGHLY Recommend! Also, when you book ask for the Coast side! Bring cards or games as it can be a little boring sometimes but it is super fun to do in a roomette! Also, you will get great photos! Try to time your dining with coastal stretches if you do not get a coast side roomette!

Also FWIW, when I went you had a private bar car that hosted wine tastings of the various regions you passed through. And by tastings, it was basically all the wine you could drink from SLO, Napa, Sonoma, Oregon and Washington in a private window car going through some amazing scenery! COVID has probably killed that perk, but maybe not...

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Looks like I'm going to Portland!
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Looks like I'm going to Portland!
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DO IT!!!
One of my fave photos from that trip is the "Go By Train" sign at the Portland Depot!

I really hope COVID didn't kill the wine service. That was amazing!
Cheap flights Portland to LAX to get back.
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This isn't a method of travel you choose if you're looking for the cheapest or fastest way between two points. Rather, if you're a fan of trains or looking for the trip to be part of the experience itself, this can be a fun option. A couple of years ago, I took my son, who loves trains, from nyc to Atlanta on an overnight train in a roomette and we enjoyed the trip. Left penn station around 2:30pm, and arrived in Atlanta in the morning, enjoying meals (included in the fare) on the train and sleeping while riding the rails.
My son loves trains too. I wanted to do a family trip on a train where we could sleep but it sounds like the roomettes are only for 2 people. I'll have to look into larger room options if they offer it.
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God, their website sucks. It has always sucked. It doesn't even give you recommendations or show a flexible fare calendar. If there is no train on that day, it doesn't say a damn thing. Waste of what could have been revenue. Amtrak...It's for the birds.
https://www.amtrak.com/timetables.html

Its not ideal, and I agree the website sucks, but the trains go on a schedule, like every Mon Thur Fri, so you can at least kinda narrow it down with that if you find the specific route
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Do such discounts only lower cash prices or can I also pay with discounted points?
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