The Amtrak Downeaster is making it easier and more affordable to travel with family or friends with the Take 5 – Pay $5 deal happening now through the end of the year.

When a passenger buys one adult full-price coach ticket for travel on Tuesdays or Thursdays  through Dec. 31, 2015, they can bring up to five companions for $5 per person one-way. (Deal not available Thanksgiving week.)

Amtrak DowneasterTake advantage of this deal to cheer on the Bruins or Celtics in Boston. Get away for a day or night of fun in Portland – Maine’s foodiest city. Fulfill all your holiday shopping needs at the outlet stores of Freeport, Maine. Or, travel without the traffic to visit family or friends anywhere along the Amtrak Downeaster route.

The deal is valid for travel through the end of the year, with the exception of Nov. 24 and 26. Advance reservations are required a minimum of three days prior to travel. Use discount code V558 when booking tickets at or by calling 1-800-872-7245.

When booking online, passengers must select “Adult” as the Passenger Type for all passengers, including children and seniors, in order to receive the discount fare. Learn more about Amtrak Downeaster ticket deals at (