D.C. to NYC for $20? Amtrak introduces new low Night Owl fares
Amtrak has a new deal for travelers who get up early - or haven't yet been to sleep. Passengers can now book low Night Owl fares from the evening through early morning on select Northeast Corridor routes, the company said.
The fares are available for coach tickets on service between Washington, D.C. and New York and stops in between departing between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., according to Amtrak's website.
"This is a great option for travelers returning from concerts, plays, sporting events or those who prefer later or earlier departures," the company said in a news release.
Where do Amtrak's Night Owl fares apply?
Customers can now purchase the fares for the majority of Northeast Corridor city pairs. That includes stops in D.C., New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Travelers can find one-way coach prices such as a $5 fare from Philadelphia to Baltimore/BWI; a $10 fare from D.C. to Wilmington, Delaware; a $15 fare from New York to Baltimore/BWI; and a $20 fare from New York to D.C., Amtrak said in the release.
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What are the terms of Amtrak's Night Owl fares?
The fares are valid only to and from stations between Washington Union Station and New York's Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station, according to Amtrak's website. Moynihan is closed between 1 and 5 a.m. each day, so passengers will leave from or arrive at Penn Station during those times.
The fares are subject to availability, and passengers cannot make itinerary changes once their trip has started.
Nathan Diller is a consumer travel reporter for USA TODAY based in Nashville. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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