Why Acela is Still the Best Way to Travel the Northeast
Amtrak’s Acela Express is the only high speed rail service that stretches from Washington, D.C., all the way up to Boston. With customers flocking to Acela trains, here are eight reasons why for many, Acela is simply the smarter way to travel in the Northeast Corridor.
When it’s 5 a.m. and your team needs to brainstorm for the client, we’ve got you covered. Our collapsible tabletops mean your four best people can pow-wow together in private–each with their own power outlet–and develop the next game-changing concept. Warning: Staring out the window might spark a scary level of creativity.
We don’t want to brag or anything, but Acela passengers have included mega stars like Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg and Mick Jagger. If you ride Acela, you’re literally traveling like a rock star.
Easy Ticketing Process
You’re busy. Your boss is even busier. Our iPhone and Android apps let you plan and book your Acela travel with just the tap of a finger. You can also check the arrival and departure status of trains and display your eTicket from right in the app.
On Amtrak, you can bring two pieces of carry-on luggage, absolutely free. Even better? Your purse or laptop bag don’t count toward your two pieces of luggage.
The Quiet Car
Sometimes you need to take a conference call on the train, but sometimes you need the library-like atmosphere of Amtrak’s Quiet Car. We take this perk. very. seriously. Find a seat and see your productivity soar.
Not only is the WiFi free on our trains, on Acela it’s up to six times faster. That means you can make the most of your trip.
First Class Like it Should Be
No matter how many Amtrak Guest Rewards points you have, when you book a First Class Acela ticket you get access to the private lounge in our stations. No. Questions. Asked. You’ll find free food and drinks there, but don’t stuff too early. When you travel in Acela First Class, you also get access to an exclusive menu of free food and drinks. Lastly, we understand sometimes you need some space after a long day of meetings. That’s why our first class offers single seats on one side.
Location, Location, Location
This one is simple: Acela lets you skip the cab line. Our trains can take you straight from city center to city center, no shuttle needed! When there’s a big meeting on the far end of your trip, this perk is priceless!