If you've ever wanted to watch the world go by from the window of a train whether on a romantic getaway or weekend adventure, Amtrak is giving you an excuse to do it.
From now until Sunday, January 12, the nationwide rail service is offering a deal where you can buy one ticket and get one free if you sit together in coach, share a bedroom or a roomette. Plus, with the exception of the Silver Star line, meals are included in the price of your ticket.
From New York's Penn Station to Charleston, South Carolina, buy-one-get-one-free, one-way tickets range from $138 to $372 depending on your accommodation. From New York City to Chicago, tickets are $112 to $383.
In order to take advantage of the deal, you’ll need to ride between February 1 and June 12. There are a few blackout dates for the half-off tix: around Easter on April 10 and 13 and around Memorial Day on May 22–25.
The only downside of this deal? You won't be able to avoid the Penn Station Scramble.