Travel News Travel Tips Amtrak Celebrates 20 Years of the Acela Train with $20 Fares These are the lowest prices in Acela's history By Katherine Alex Beaven Katherine Alex Beaven Instagram Katherine Alex Beaven is a freelance news writer for TripSavvy. She’s lived abroad in Italy, Japan, South Africa, and Australia. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Fact checked by Jillian Dara Fact checked by Jillian Dara on 11/10/20 Instagram Emerson College Jillian Dara is a freelance travel writer and fact checker. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, USA Today 10Best, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Jetsetter. TripSavvy's fact-checking on 11/10/20 Share Pin Email Courtesy of Amtrak Amtrak’s flagship high-speed Acela train just turned the Big 2-0. To celebrate, Amtrak announced it would be offering $20 business class fares on all Acela routes between Nov. 16 and Dec. 17, 2020. Acela has been a long-time favorite for riders in the Northeast, and not even the pandemic can stop the love. Amtrak reported that they’ve seen an increase in passenger bookings on the Acela during the pandemic. This is likely in part due to Amtrak’s enhanced coronavirus protocols the rail service rolled out, such as mandatory face coverings for staff and passengers while in public spaces, social distancing, a modified café car, and meal service, and enhanced cleaning procedures. These lowest-ever fares are perfect for pregame holiday travel to soak in the last bits of autumn, get your last-minute dose of this year’s fall foliage, or—weather permitting—a fast ticket to the slopes. It’s also a great way to get in rides on the classic Acela trains before Amtrak swaps them out with a snazzy new fleet sometime in 2021. Currently, the Acela services 16 stops between Washington, D.C., and Boston, running through New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Fittingly, Acela’s Acela-bratory flash fare sale is a quick one, so you’ll need to move fast. The $20 fares are only available three days (Nov. 10-12) online or on the Amtrak app. Discounts will be automatically applied for qualifying seats online, but if you’re using the app, you’ll need to add code C820 at checkout. Amtrak Provides an Attractive Form of Travel During a Pandemic Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit The Best Restaurant in Every State How to Take the Eurostar Between London and Paris: Our Full Guide The Best Dive Bar in Every State The Best LGBTQ+ Hidden Gem in Every State Amtrak’s Newest Fall Sale Gives Kids a Free Ride The Best Beach in Every State 332 Travel-Related Black Friday Deals You Need to Know About Vermont Guide: Planning Your Trip The Best Outdoor Activity in Every State TripSavvy Is Celebrating Food and Drink in September The Best State Park in Every State Boston Marathon: Travel Tips for Attending the World's Oldest Marathon Amtrak Rolls Out an Upgraded First-Class Food Menu on Acela Trains Why the EU Travel Ban (Mostly) Doesn't Matter if You're Vaccinated 50 States, 50 Staycations: The Best Staycation in Every State Is Duty-Free Shopping Still a Good Value?