25 Best Fall Travel Deals: Save on Airfare, Hotels, Cruises, & Car Rentals

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After taking some time to recharge from a busy summer, you might be ready to think about your next adventure. If you’re already nostalgic for T-shirts and swimsuits, you’re probably eager to flock somewhere where the sun’s still shining. Or maybe you’re somewhere that shows no signs of cooling soon and want a taste of true autumn up north. Wherever the destination, you have unlimited options with this season’s top-notch travel deals.

Romanticize a train ride this fall with Rocky Mountaineer and Vacations by Rail, both of which are offering hundreds of dollars off scenic rail tours for kids and adults alike. Or escape to Cabo and enjoy year-round beach culture at luxury resort Corazón, now offering visitors one night free. And if you prefer to set sail on the open seas, travel north for a discounted Alaskan cruise and land tour, or south for a family-friendly Disney cruise up to 35 percent off. The world is your oyster right now, and thankfully, you don’t have to pay full price.

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Flight deals

College students save big with Lufthansa’s flights and baggage fees

Verify your student status with Lufthansa and immediately reap the rewards, unlocking a host of discounted economy flights between the United States and Europe, India, Africa, or the Middle East. Students also earn one free piece of checked baggage and the option to get a refund without fees. The program only applies to students in college who are over the age of 16.

Cut costs big time with Frontier Airlines’ shockingly cheap one-way flight sales

Autumn sales are in full swing at Frontier Airlines, where travelers can currently snag one-way flights as cheap as $19 between select locations on select dates. This option works best if you’re flexible with dates and destinations—you won’t have a lot of wiggle room with these deals. If you’re feeling restless, on a budget, or are eager to get out of town, consider Frontier for an affordable start to your getaway.

Save up to 30 percent on vacation packages with Spirit Airlines

The budget airline is making it a cinch to save big not just on airfare, but hotels and more with its vacation packages, which are currently up to 30 percent off when travelers book flights, hotels, or rental cars together. Several of the top deals offer trips to Las Vegas and Cancun from cities such as Chicago, Houston, and Atlanta, starting at shockingly low prices that include flights and a hotel.

Save up to 40 percent on hotel stays in Etihad Airways’ Stopover Package

Stopover packages are a great way to add another destination to your journey without spending too much extra cash. Travelers who want to experience Abu Dhabi can take advantage of Etihad Airways’ discounted Stopover Packages, which currently include 40 percent off two- or four-night hotel stays in top properties, or a free stay in select three- or four-star hotels. The offer also comes with discounts on restaurants and other experiences, as well as amenities like 24-hour check-in and buffet breakfast. Travelers must make bookings at least three days in advance before arriving in Abu Dhabi.

Rocky Mountaineer is famous for its incredible views of the North American West

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Train deals

Save up to $500 on 2024 rail vacations around the globe

Vacations by Rail’s All Aboard in ‘24 sale is offering anywhere from $100–$500 off select 2024 vacation packages, depending on the total cost (save $100 per person for vacations priced $2,000 or more, $200 for vacations priced $3,000 or more, $300 for vacations $4,500 or more, and $500 on specifically marked packages). Train tours travel all over the globe—through US national parks, Northern Lights territory, European hotspots, and plenty more. Scroll through the offers page to see all the options and make your selection by November 15.

Save $700 on children’s bookings for a scenic train tour through the Southwest

Bring your kids on a journey through the scenic American Southwest with Rocky Mountaineer’s family pricing promotion, which applies to bookings made before October 31. The eligible train tour is called the Rockies to the Red Rocks, a three-night journey that takes passengers from Denver, Colorado, to Moab, Utah. Children—anyone 17 and under—can get $700 off their tickets as long as they’re sharing a room with a parent or guardian. Read up on the promotion and call to apply the discount at booking.

Ride out Amtrak’s range of ongoing sales

Amtrak is offering some good longer-lasting deals. Tickets on the Downeaster train, which runs five round-trips between Boston and Maine each day, are now eligible for a buy one, get one half-off deal. The special discount runs through December 2023, so you have plenty of time to enlist a travel buddy—just book at least three days in advance. More details on the discount here.

Riders can also enjoy up to 20 percent in savings on train rides booked at least seven days in advance, trimming costs on a variety of routes that range from coast-to-coast with no change fees. Plus, on most journeys, seniors save 10 percent on ticket costs—that means people 65 and over for qualifying domestic trips and ages 60 and up on cross-border expeditions. In addition to all that, Amtrak recently sweetened the savings on its children’s discount, so little ones between 2 and 12 years old may travel for 50 percent off with an accompanying adult.

The colorful town of Varenna in Lake Como, Italy

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Tour deals

Save up to $600 on tours with EF Go Ahead Tours’ early Black Friday sale

The holidays came early with EF Go Ahead Tours’ Black Friday sale, offering up to $600 off all sorts of 2024 and 2025 tours in a range of destinations including the Kenyan safari, the rainforests of Belize, and several European regions. The current offer runs through November 2 and can be booked directly through the deals page, but the tour company promises deals all November long.

Early birds save 10 percent on 2024 Trafalgar tours

Trafalgar offers travel tours worldwide, and now through December 14, several 2024 packages are on sale for those who plan ahead. Earn 10 percent off listed tours, choosing from options spanning six continents. Which wonder of the world will you choose to see?

Save on select Ace Hotel properties, including its Brooklyn location

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Hotel deals

Get your third night free at a luxury Cabo resort

Retreat to Corazón Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this fall and enjoy its never-ending summer. Resort living isn’t always affordable, but Corazón—which only opened in 2022—hopes that throwing in a free night can help draw people out to its dreamy property. Right now, when you book a stay longer than two nights, you can get the third night free with all the same luxury accommodations as if you were paying full price. Still not sold? Peruse Corazón’s offers page and see if another discount package works for your budget.

Get up to 20 percent off at Ace Hotels when you pay early

Ace Hotel’s Greetings From the Future deal rewards guests who book—and pay—at least two weeks in advance by trimming up to 20 percent off the reservation price. The discount, cleverly branded as “paying it forward for future you,” applies at multiple Ace locations and can be secured by booking through the deal webpage.

Save 10 percent at Omni Hotels on two-night stays

Omni’s Escape and Save offer is crystal clear: At the chain’s participating hotels and resorts, guests can now save 10 percent on bookings lasting two nights or longer. Book directly through the offer page and the deal is done, no effort required.

A Superior king guest room at the AC Hotel Ciutat de Palma

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Get half-off a second room for the kids at international Marriott hotels

Sometimes, families can’t all fit in one hotel room. Marriott is making it easier to bring the kids along on your next overseas vacation by offering 50 percent off a second room if it’s occupied by children under 16 years old. The discount—which applies at participating locations across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East—is valid on reservations between now and January 2, 2024, providing enough time to get a plan in place.

Book a suite with Loews Hotels and get extra on-site perks

Loews Hotels is sweetening its suite experience by giving travelers up to $125 daily for food and drink—the credit amount varies by location—plus free Premium Plus Wi-Fi. Currently, the hotels offering the largest dining credits are Loews Miami Beach and Loews Regency New York, but other properties still put up a good fight. Check out the offer page to find out what you can expect at your dream Loews destination.

Bundle flights with your Atlantis Bahamas resort stay and save up to $300

Now through July 2024, guests can save up to $300 for booking flights and rooms at the same time through Atlantis Paradise Islands’ website. All five of Atlantis’ Bahamas resorts are honoring the special, and the only condition is that guests stay a minimum of two nights at the resort and pay the flight and hotel costs in full at the time of booking.

Save 15 percent or more on spontaneous bookings with Booking.com

Booking.com loves a getaway deal, which comes in handy when you’re letting your wallet determine your next vacation. The site promises at least—not “up to”—15 percent off qualifying hotels of all price ranges, which are sorted by destination on the site to help guide you to a decision.

A plush hotel bed at Mondrian Los Angeles

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Get a sweet, suite deal at Mondrian Los Angeles

Level up your LA vacay with discounted suites at Mondrian Los Angeles—they’re currently 20 percent off and also come with a $25 daily in-room dining credit and guaranteed late check out of 1 p.m. (early check-in is based upon availability; the deal also is subject to availability, and blackout dates may apply). The suites offer travelers a spiffy home base right in the heart of West Hollywood, and the property’s dreamy rooftop pool is a perfect way to wind down after a day of sightseeing and celeb spotting.

Sail away on a Costa cruise to the Mediterranean


Cruise deals

Live la dolce vita with $200 in Mediterranean cruise credits

Costa Cruises’ 2024 Kickoff Sale means travelers can secure $200 of fun money per cabin just for booking a Mediterranean cruise by October 30. The onboard credit can be used at the ship’s restaurants, bars, stores, spa, and salon, making it easier for guests to fully experience the Costa cruise experience.

Fly to Europe for free with a 2024 river cruise

Avalon Waterways is enticing Americans to book a European river cruise by offering free round-trip economy airfare from several US cities and giving passengers $250 off their cruise rate with select itineraries. To get maximum savings, make sure you read the fine print and choose a qualifying 2024 itinerary—and be sure to book by November 11, when the offer expires.

Fishing boats docked in port of Ketchikan, Alaska

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Earn up to $800 off an Alaska cruise and land tour

Save the big bucks with Celebrity Cruises when you set off on an unforgettable Alaska “cruisetour,” a spin on a typical cruise that incorporates land touring via trains and lodges. Now through November 9, travel duos can get up to $800 off their choice of three itineraries departing in 2024. No promo code is needed to redeem the offer, just head to the deal page and start browsing.

Take your family on a Disney cruise with a 35-percent-off special

Family-friendly Disney Cruise Line is offering between 20 and 35 percent savings on select cruises setting sail between now and March from ports including New Orleans, Louisiana; Galveston, Texas; Port Canaveral, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Brisbane, Australia. If you’re sailing around the holidays, you can catch a Very Merrytime Cruise for a Christmas-themed adventure.

Kids cruise free in parties of three or four with Holland America Line

Family vacations with Holland America are extra affordable in 2023 and 2024 with the cruise line’s limited-time Kids Cruise Free booking deal. The special offer provides free travel to destinations like Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean for up to two kids, if they’re booked as the third and/or fourth guests in the party. As far as Holland America is concerned, anyone 18 and under qualifies as a kid, so you can bring your teens along for the journey just as well.

Even more travel deals

Shave 20 percent off your reservation with Cabana Camper Vans’ Thanksgiving offer

Cabana Camper Vans—with hubs in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Minneapolis—is making autumn road trips more appealing with its Thanksgiving Special, offering 20 percent off the booking price for van rentals until November 30. To redeem the offer, enter promo code CABANAGIVING at checkout and start packing.

Save 25 percent on five-day Avis car rentals

Avis’ weekly car rental deal means drivers can get rewarded for booking longer trips. Applying on all bookings beginning now through December 31, travelers will get 25 percent off of rentals lasting five days or longer. To redeem, just complete your booking on the offer page and watch the total price get slashed.

Get a quarter of the price cut on rental cars picked up by December 31

Rental car company Budget is offering up to 25 percent off its weekly car rates for 2023 reservations lasting five nights or more, so long as you mention the code BCD D111800 at checkout. The offer is subject to vehicle availability, but there’s no room for complaining with a deal this painless.