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Amtrak Acela Trains: Speed with Benefits

Acela service ramps up with deals, comfort upgrades and new affordability options

If you are not taking the midnight train to Georgia, maybe that’s because you are considering taking the fast train to Boston instead. In that case, the Amtrak Acela has you covered and for a price you just might be able to afford. For fast moving travelers, the Acela now offers low fares along the Northeast Corridor that shuttles riders of all shapes and sizes between Boston and Washington D.C. with stops in Baltimore and Philadelphia along the way. To provide more schedule flexibility, Amtrak is also adding two additional weekday daily roundtrip Acela trains beginning this week.

“This is a great opportunity for customers who might not have previously considered taking Acela because they assumed it was geared toward business travelers or perhaps thought it was out of their price range,” said Roger Harris, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of Amtrak. “As customers feel more confident traveling again, we will continue to ensure a premium travel experience onboard our Acela trains to take our passengers where they want to go safely and comfortably.”

Planning ahead pays off for customers who book travel at least 14 days in advance. They will be able to access the lowest available Acela fares. Sample city pairs in Business Class include: