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Travel on Amtrak and Bring a Companion for Free

Limited-time sale offers the perfect opportunity for a scenic adventure

January 8, 2020

Getting away is always a good idea and bringing a companion can make the experience even better. For a limited time, Amtrak is offering customers the opportunity to bring a friend or loved one on the journey for free.

This special offer is available for sale between Jan. 7 – 12, 2020 on select routes in both Coach and sleeping accommodations. The offer is valid for travel Feb. 1, 2020 through June 12, 2020 with blackout dates on April 10, April 13 and May 22 through May 25.

Customers and a companion can travel aboard some of Amtrak’s most popular routes from coast to coast, including the California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.

Sample fares for two travelers available during the sale include:

In Coach, customers get  ample leg room and no middle seat. Passengers can upgrade to a private Roomette or Bedroom, which includes complimentary meals on most routes, comfortable seating by day and relaxing beds by night. All Amtrak customers enjoy the freedom to use their cell phones and electronic devices without the need for airplane mode as well as one of the most generous baggage policies in the travel industry.

From route to route, customers can choose a number of onboard dining experiences—including café service, traditional dining service and flexible dining service — each offering a variety of meals, snacks and beverages. And starting May 1, 2020, flexible dining service will be introduced aboard the Silver Star as an exclusive amenity for sleeping car customers.

This sale is valid for one free companion rail fare traveling on the same reservation as one full adult fare. For reservations with sleeping accommodations, the free companion and full fare customer must travel together in the same room. All prices will be automatically discounted when booking online with the discount code (V605) when booking their trip.  Prices are as shown and cannot be combined with other discounts. Space is limited and the offer is not available on every departure.