You can travel on Amtrak's Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle for $53.40 one way between Jan. 6 and Feb. 28 by buying your ticket on its Internet site, http://www.amtrak.com. (Click on "Rail Sale.")
By comparison, regular fares typically range from $125 to $178. Sleepers are extra.
You must purchase your ticket, which is nonrefundable, by Jan. 5. Availability is limited. There are other restrictions; see the Web site for details.