Kids Ride 50% Off

Ongoing

Children 2 through 12 years old ride half-price every day.

Experience train travel with the family and save money while making memories onboard the Pacific Surfliner. Sit back and relax in comfortable seats with plenty of legroom while traveling to San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and more. Have a snack and a beverage while you enjoy quality time with the family.

Up to two children age 2 through 12 may travel for half-price with each paid adult.

One child (classified as an "infant") under the age of 2 may ride free with each paid adult. Infants are not entitled to a seat. Additional children under age two are permitted with each adult traveler under the 50% discount policy.

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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 is not valid on weekday Acela Express trains.
  • The children's discount does not apply to Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation charges. 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. Learn more about the Booking Limits for Number of Passengers per Transaction.
Unaccompanied Minors
  • Children age 12 and under may not travel unaccompanied. They must travel with another person who is at least 18 years old.*
  • 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.
    *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.
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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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