DarthMosasaur t1_ivgq6gn wrote

Never used Acela, but the normal train is great. Beautiful scenery.

Only thing is the insane price jumps. A coach ticket can be anywhere from $28 to $162. Not sure why this is legal, but it happens. My advice would be to plan your trips as far in advance as possible and get tickets as soon as you can.

In my opinion it's the best way to go. I've been traveling between the 2 cities regularly since 2009 and Amtrak is the best mix of price/comfort/affordability.