Not many travelers realize that United and Amtrak have a partnership in the Northeast. This partnership allows for some interesting fares that are cheaper when taking Amtrak to Newark for your flight versus flying from Philadelphia.
Sample Travel Date:
- May 10th – 13th
- Valid for travel until November 1st. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “ua+” on both the outbound and return fields to search only United Availability. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- ZFV – EWR (Newark) – SAN (San Diego) – EWR – ZFV. ZFV is the the airport code for Philadelphia 30th Street Amtrak Station. The ZFV – EWR // EWR – ZFV segment is operated by Amtrak.
- You may check-in for your actual flight segments online. Online check-in will give you a temporary boarding pass for the train segments. This boarding pass is not valid for transportation on Amtrak. You must obtain your train ticket from the Amtrak Quik-Trak machine or Amtrak agent at the train station of your departure and at Newark Airport train station for your return.
- Baggage will not be automatically be transferred from Amtrak to United and vice versa should you check your luggage. You must re-check your luggage with either United or Amtrak.
- 4,996 miles or 4.3 cents per mile
How to Book:
- Use dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and book on United.com
- United’s risk free cancellation policy here
For more of the latest cheap Philadelphia Flight Deals:
- Go to the The Philadelphia Flight Deals page
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