|just had a quick look at Amtrak. Boston to New York, stay in New York for 3 days, then get the train to Washington comes in at £60. Decent.|
|QUOTE (AlextheBrave @ Nov 8 2011, 07:13 PM)|
|Great deal that, puts our train prices into perspective.|
It's a reasonable price - and about inline with what I'd expect to pay for similar distance train travel in the UK, IF you book in advance.
I looked up your journey on amtrak.com, substituting a mid-March Wednesday day of travel for both legs (to avoid potential premium weekend days and Easter, and within the window that the NRE website has pricing for in advance, so I could compare a UK journey) and did the same for a comparable UK journey, based on two journeys of around 200 miles each.
Boston - New York - Washington: $70, on Northeast Corridor services; $160 on Acela Express (Business)
London - York - Aberdeen: £48, standard class, £93.90 first class [*]
[*] the oddest thing about it is that despite having London in the itinerary which usually ramps the price right up, London-York was 19 (2nd) or 44 (1st) and York-Aberdeen was 29 (2nd) or 50 (1st)