California Everyday Discount for Students


Students Save 15%

Students ages 25 and younger can enjoy a 15% savings on Pacific Surfliner trips year-round. Study, read, sleep or just enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way to great destinations in Southern California, including San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and more. With onboard Wi-Fi, power outlets and bike racks, the train is a smart way for students to travel.

To take advantage of the California Everyday Discount for students, book your trip using the ticketing widget below or visit the Amtrak website. Select “Adult” as your passenger type, then enter V353 into the promotion code field. You can also call 800-USA-RAIL, or visit a staffed station and refer to Discount Code V353.

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Terms & Conditions

  • This offer is valid for 15 percent off the regular (full) adult rail fare, for students between ages 13 and 25. Fares are subject to availability.
  • This offer is valid for sale and travel between January 7, 2018 and January 31, 2019. Blackouts apply on the following dates: November 21, 2018 through November 25, 2018.
  • Seating is limited; Seats may not be available on all trains on all days.
  • This offer is valid for coach seats. Upgrades to Business Class are available upon full payment of applicable accommodation charges on the Pacific Surfliner.
  • This offer is valid for travel on the Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, Pacific Surfliner, and associated Thruways; except not valid on the 7000-8999 Thruway series. These discounts are not valid on long-distance routes, including the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.
  • 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.
  • Once travel has begun; no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
  • This offer is not combinable with any other discount offer. Other restrictions may apply. Please refer to Discount Code V353.
  • Upon request, passengers must present a valid student identification card onboard the train; photocopies will not 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 the discount. Children 16 and 17 years old may travel without restriction and are eligible for this discount.
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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