Everyday Discount for Kids Ages 2-12


Kids Ride 50% Off

Enjoy quality time with the family and explore more of Southern California with a trip on the Pacific Surfliner. One child ages 2-12 is eligible for a 50% discount on the lowest available adult rail fare and one child under the age of two may ride free with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). Have fun reading books, gazing out the window and playing games while traveling to amazing destinations such as San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and more. Onboard amenities such as a Café Car, Wi-Fi, power outlets and spacious seating offer a comfortable ride that both you and your kids will love.

To take advantage of this Everyday Discount for kids, book your trip using the ticketing widget below or visit the Amtrak website. You can also call 800-USA-RAIL, visit a staffed station or use the Amtrak app.

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Terms & Conditions

Discount Limitations
  • Passengers 12 years of age and younger must travel with an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old.
  • Children traveling alone are not entitled to a children's discount.
  • The children's discount does not apply to Business class. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges.
  • The children's discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.
Unaccompanied Minors
  • Children age 12 and under may not travel unaccompanied. They must travel with another person who is at least 18 years old. Exception: A minor who is 16 or 17, who is a parent to children of any age, may bring those children without restriction. The 16- or 17-year-old must bring proof that he or she is the parent of the children.
  • Children 13, 14 and 15 years old may travel as unaccompanied minors only under certain conditions.
  • Reservations for unaccompanied minors cannot be made on Amtrak.com.
  • Additional rules and restrictions apply. Visit the Unaccompanied Minors policy page for full details.
Fares, routes, schedules, and services are subject to change without notice. Amtrak, Surfliner, and Pacific Surfliner are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and used with permission.

Transfer free. Travel more.

The Pacific Surfliner Transit Transfer Program provides free connections to bus and transit services at most Pacific Surfliner stations. Simply show your Amtrak Pacific Surfliner paper ticket or e-Ticket when you board the connecting transit services listed below. You can also purchase a discounted 1-day transit pass for Metro (Los Angeles) and MTS (San Diego) in the Pacific Surfliner café car.

Participating transfer providers are marked throughout this website with this icon.

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