Amtrak Just Launched Super Cheap ‘Night Owl’ Fares Starting at $5

The discount fares are valid for select late-night and early-morning Northeast Corridor train rides.

Photo courtesy of Amtrak
Photo courtesy of Amtrak
Photo courtesy of Amtrak

The next time you’re commuting back from a concert, forget about wildly expensive ride-share experiences.

Amtrak just introduced new special “Night Owl Fares,” which offer tickets between $5–20 per ride on Northeast Corridor trains between Washington, DC and New York. As the name suggests, the offer involves off-peak-hour trains departing between 7 pm and 5 am.

Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, this is the deal for you. The promotion applies to Amtrak’s Coach tickets on Northeast Regional and a few other select routes, and it includes stops in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.

Night owls commuting between New York and Washington will only have to pay $20 for their ticket. Traveling between New York and Philadelphia, instead, will be even cheaper, with tickets priced at $10. For $15, passengers will be able to travel between New York and Baltimore, or between Washington, D.C. and Newark, while $5 train rides will be available between Washington, DC and Baltimore, or for travel connecting New York and Newark.

For a complete list of available “Night Owl Fares” routes and prices, you can visit the Amtrak website, where you can also purchase your tickets.

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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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