Looking To Cut Travel Costs Amid High Gas Prices? Amtrak Just Launched A Sale On Roomette Tickets

Interested in cutting travel costs this spring amid high gas prices? Amtrak is offering travelers a limited-time deal that offers two private room tickets for the price of one. 

Travelers who book a Roomette can bring a companion for free for travel between Wednesday and May 22. The flash sale ends March 21. 

“Private rooms provide travelers with a first class, one-of-a-kind experience to see the country,” Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Roger Harris said in a Tuesday news release. “With our nationwide Roomette flash sale, customers can travel comfortably in their own space and share the experience with a companion – across several world-famous routes and to many great destinations.”

Roomettes can fit up to two adults and include fresh towels and linens, a “big picture window” and access to a restroom and shower. Riders will also have access to an assistant who provides turndown services, helps with luggage and offers “great stories of life on the rails.”

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Each Roomette booking comes with access to lounges at major stations, priority boarding and complimentary meals on board. 

The flash sale is available for travel on select routes, including California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Star, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.

Starting prices for fare for two include:

  • St. Paul-Minneapolis – Chicago: $193
  • Chicago – New Orleans: $319
  • Denver – Chicago: $365
  • Salt Lake City – Sacramento: $239
  • New York – Atlanta: $407
  • Los Angeles – Seattle: $432

Travelers can book their Roomette online at Amtrak.com/privateroomsale. If booking through the Amtrak app, riders will need to enter the code C450 to apply the discount.

Reservations must be made at least one day before departure, and Amtrak does not allow upgrades to bedrooms or family bedrooms.   

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