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Amtrak’s Auto Train Flash Sale Is Happening Right Now

The sale will last until August 18.

Courtesy of Amtrak
Courtesy of Amtrak
Courtesy of Amtrak

If you’ve been planning on taking a trip this fall, you can skip the hassle of driving and take advantage of Amtrak’s Auto Train. The company is offering a fare sale between now and August 18, 2023. The Auto Train sale will have one-way fares starting as low as $39, plus the cost of bringing your vehicle along for the ride.

For anyone wanting to arrive at their destination in their car, but without the hassle of spending hours driving on I-95 or one of this country’s many other congested highways, the Auto Train is an excellent option. The Auto Train fare sale will account for travel all the way from Florida to the northeast.

Amtrak also recently refreshed all of the Coach interiors on the Auto Train, so you’ll benefit from new upholstery, carpeting, and window curtains. Check out the sale prices below.

  • Coach, for one traveler $39, for two travelers $78
  • Roomette, for one traveler $239, for two travelers $339
  • Bedroom, for one traveler $439, for two travelers $539

Some important caveats to keep in mind for this sale: the sale is only valid for northbound Auto trains, for nonstop service between Sanford, Florida, and Lorton, Virginia. Travel dates for sale fares are between August 21 and December 20, 2023. There are blackout dates for the sale, between November 10 through 11, November 17 and 19, and November 24 and 25.

You can book tickets, explore fares, and look at travel dates at Amtrak.com/AutoTrainSale.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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