7 Reasons Acela is Always the Best Travel Choice

AcelaLittle-known fact: We’re the only provider of high-speed rail in the entire country. Our Acela Express service stretches from Washington, D.C., all the way up to Boston and is definitely a fan favorite!

From the leather seats to the first class car and lounges, Acela is the definition of riding in style. In fact, last November, Acela ridership even reached the single best day in its 13-year history.

With customers flocking to Acela trains, here's seven reasons why there's absolutely no better way to travel in the Northeast Corridor.

7. The Meeting Space
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.

@mickjagger6. Celebrity Sightings
We don't want to brag or anything, but recent Acela passengers have included mega stars like Alicia Keys, Whoopi Goldberg and Mick Jagger. Yep, if you ride Acela, you're literally traveling like a rock star. Oh, yeah, did we mention the Vice President of the Free World? He's on there, too.

5. Easy Ticketing Process
You're busy. Your boss is even busier. To save you both time, we've launched a completely paper-free ticketing process that you can control right from your smartphone. In fact, we have free apps for iPhone, Windows and Android phones. That means you can 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.

4. Free Baggage
Like turtle doves or your favorite shoes, your carry-on baggage should come in twos. That's right, you can bring two pieces of carry-on luggage for absolutely free. Even better? Your purse and laptop bag don't count toward your two pieces of luggage.

3. Free WiFiAcela Quiet Car
Not only is the WiFi free on our trains,  it's 4G for extra speed. That means you can make the most of your trip between cities or just checkout Facebook and Twitter to decompress after a long day. We also made special exceptions to allow you access to VPNs from Acela trains. That's not normal, that's just how much we care about your business! Take your productivity to another level by sitting in the Quiet Car. We take our library-like atmosphere. very. seriously.

2. 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. There's free food and drinks there, but don't stuff yourself. 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.

1. 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 need! When there's a big meeting on the far end of your trip, this perk is priceless!

 

Why do you love traveling on Acela? Tell us in the comments below or join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #AmtrakAcela!

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