If you’ve been considering traveling by train this spring, Amtrak is offering a deal on tickets today that’s worth a look. In honor of Leap Year, Amtrak is offering tickets on a number of different routes at half off.
To take advantage of the deal you’ll need to book your seat by the end of the day today for travel between March 7th and April 8th, 2020.
The deals are all one-way and on the long-distance trains: Amtrak Cascades, Coast Starlight, San Joaquins, California Zephyr, Saluki, Illini, City of New Orleans, Missouri River Runner, Lincoln Service, Heartland Flyer, Texas Eagle, Hiawatha, Carl Sandberg, Illinois Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Wolverine, Blue Water, and Pere Marquette.
Discounts are also only on coach seats and are non-refundable, although you can make exchanges prior to departure for a 25% cancellation fee.
All that said, there are some pretty good deals to be had. Tickets from Chicago to Syracuse are just $42 under the deal, and you can get from Portland to Seattle for $18. Here’s a rundown of some of the deals available:
To see what options you might have, you can search for Leap Day deals specifically on the dedicated page on Amtrak’s site.
Keep in mind these are one-way tickets, so you might want to price out that return trip before you book.