If you haven’t ridden the Amtrak trains you’re missing out on an easy and inexpensive way to travel. And right now you can get 50% off train fares in honor of Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary. This means great prices for day or weekend trips.

I took the train several times from Charlotte to Raleigh while in college and the trip took just over 3 hours which is comparable to driving. It stops in several small towns along the way including Kannapolis, Cary, China Grove, and Salisbury. You could easily take it and explore these downtowns for a day.

Other destinations nearby include DC, New York, Savannah, Orlando, and Jacksonville all easily accessible from Charlotte.

Of course, you could always make a cross-country trip if you’re feeling very adventurous!

To celebrate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary, they are offering passengers 50% off fares with a maximum of $50.00 off. The savings can be applied on a one-way coach and Acela business class fares. The trip must be booked between now and May 5 for travel dates between June 2 and November 13, 2021.

This Amtrak 50% off deal is too good to pass up so I see a trip in my future.

Get more info and book your trip here