If you want to take a scenic trip from coast-to-coast on Amtrak for just $213.
You will have the chance to see most of the continental US with a really low cost.
To get to NYC, you should switch to the Lake Shore Limited, which sweeps through the Midwest & Pennsylvania before chugging into New York’s Penn Station.
While traveling you can take the Lakeshore from Chicago to NYC and also do some sightseeing in Cleveland or Boston, as the train stops in those cities, too.
There’s of course another option as you can book your trip for you for the low price of $49, and be free to travel without worries.