Amtrak is offering a buy one, get one free sale on some Northeast train tickets

Time to plan your summer getaways.

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2016 file photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Conn. On Friday, Dec. 16 federal railroad regulators endorsed an ambitious and costly plan to rebuild the congested Northeast Corridor over the next 30 years. The plan recommends a tunnel through Old Lyme after residents complained about the prospect of elevated tracks. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
–Michael Dwyer / AP, File

Are you pondering a summer trip to see the White House or New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art? If you go by train, your travel expenses may have just gotten a little cheaper.

On Wednesday, Amtrak launched a buy one, get one free deal for Saturday travel anywhere between Washington, D.C. and Boston from May 18 to Sept. 7. Travelers can snag the deal through June 5.

It’s good for one-way adult fare on the Northeast Regional or Acela Express. With the deal, a trip for two adults from Boston to New York will cost $83 on the Northeast Regional and $125 on the Acela Express, and a trip for two adults from Boston to Washington, D.C. will cost $113 on the Northeast Regional and $188 on the Acela Express, according to Amtrak. There are no blackout dates, but you have to book at least three days in advance of your trip.

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Travelers should use the discount code C222 when booking on amtrak.com.

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