Student Discount Program


Students Ages 13 – 25 save 15%

With onboard Wi-Fi, power outlets and bike racks, the Pacific Surfliner is a smart way for students to travel along the Southern California coast. Study, read or sleep on the way to great destinations, including San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and more.

Students between the ages of 13 and 25 with a valid student ID are eligible for 15% off the lowest fare on trips booked at least 3 days in advance.

Connect with many local public transit services for free by presenting a valid Amtrak Pacific Surfliner paper ticket or e-Ticket to the driver. Learn more about the Transit Transfer program.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Exclusively available at,, and Amtrak mobile apps.
  • Valid for 15% off best available Value rail fares and Flexible rail fares.
  • Valid for students ages 13 - 25 years of age.
  • Advance reservations are required a minimum of three (3) days prior to travel (including unreserved service).
  • Valid for travel on all Amtrak service except weekday Acela Express (except select holidays), Amtrak/Via Rail Service operated by Via Rail, and select Thruway service.
  • Upon request, passengers must present a valid student identification card onboard the train.
  • No photocopies or facsimiles will be accepted.
  • Children 13, 14 and 15 years old traveling alone are considered unaccompanied minors and not eligible for this discount. They must travel with someone who is 18 years or older to be eligible for discount. Children 16 and 17 years old may travel without restriction and are eligible for this discount.
  • Fares are subject to availability.
  • Valid for Coach seats; upgrades to Business class, First class, or sleepers are available upon full payment of accommodation charges.
  • Seating is limited. Seats may not be available on all days.
  • In addition to the discount restrictions, this offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts, and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased.
  • Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
Fares, routes, schedules, and services are subject to change without notice. Wi-Fi® is a registered mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®. 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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