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Why Acela? Efficient, Affordable Travel

Business travel is about convenience, cost and availability. In each of those areas, Acela is the clear choice. Premium hourly service is available between New York and Washington, giving you plenty of options and plenty of seats from which to choose.

You will also realize substantial savings over airline travel. Acela offers "door to door" service from the heart of one city to the heart of another, so there is no need to take a taxi to and from the airport - we go where you want to go.

When you add it all up, Acela just makes sense.






Amtrak vs. Airline Shuttle*
  Roundtrip Fare Travel Time Total Travel Time and Expense
Acela Cab from DC location to downtown $14 15 min $338
3 hr 15 min
Train fare $310 2 hr
45 min
Cab to Mid-town location $14 15 min
Airline Cab from DC to Reagan National $11 15 min $729
2 hr 6 min
Non-stop plane fare (Reagan National to LaGuardia) $678 1 hr
16 min
Cab from LaGuardia to Manhattan $40 35 min

*Based on same day roundtrip pricing, center of city to center of city.

These fares are effective as of April 17, 2009, for walk-up fares. Cab fares were obtained from AirportShuttle.com metwashairports.com.