Amtrak's "rail sale" likely fares from DC to Orlando for the summer?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Selket, May 1, 2004.

  1. Selket

    Selket Been there - done that

    Feb 28, 2000
    I noticed in a previous thread that someone from NJ (I think) got a $20ish one way fare to Orlando from Amtrak's "rail sale" section. I checked it last night and saw that they had $17 one way fares available in May from Washington, DC to Orlando available in May.

    Has anyone seen similar deals in the summer months of June-August? I'd rather go then and May isn't possible. I"m just wondering how likely it is we'd luck out on such a fare in the summer months.
  2. DC7800

    DC7800 DIS Veteran

    Jun 1, 2001
    The summer months are "prime-time" for the Florida trains, so a Railsale fare is very unlikely on those routes, at least not North of Orlando, after the first of June or thereabouts. Trains from Orlando to Miami more frequently have such fares ($6.40), in an attempt to fill seats as the trains start to empty-out going South, but not North of there.

    Stranger things have happened with Amtrak marketing, but your best bet here is probably to book a conventional reservation ASAP for the lowest currently available fare.

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