Amtrak ticket sale: $29 on Southwest Chief’s L.A.-Albuquerque route

Amtrak's Southwest Chief
Amtrak’s Southwest Chief takes riders between Los Angeles and Chicago, with stops in Albuquerque, N.M., and Flagstaff, Ariz.
(John Benner)

It’s the final day to buy tickets during Amtrak’s flash sale for November travel. With the 60% off sale, you can ride from L.A. to Albuquerque, N.M., on the Southwest Chief for just $29 each way and from L.A. to Sacramento on the Coast Starlight for $30 each way.

Tickets are on sale for the holiday ride based on the popular children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, who will also appear for signings of “The Polar Express.”

The sale is good on 15 long-distance routes nationwide for travel from Monday through Nov. 24, but you must buy tickets by Nov. 7. The sale applies only to the price of adult coach seats, which have electrical outlets and access to Wi-Fi.

The train faces an uncertain future, but for now sit back and enjoy the scenery, the rich history and the camaraderie found on a rail trip.


Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be combined with other discounts. Passengers may take two bags and two personal items on board Amtrak trains for free. Even though there are no airport-style security checkpoints, you are required to carry a photo ID.

Info: Amtrak’s 60% Off November Travel