University of California faculty and staff members can take advantage of a 15% discount on Pacific Surfliner trips year-round. Sink into your seat and appreciate the iconic scenery of the Southern California coast. Browse the web thanks to free onboard Wi-Fi, and stop by the Market Café car for a quick pick-me-up. For an upgraded experience, book your ticket in Business Class and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks as well as other perks.

This offer is available through December 31, 2023. Restrictions may apply. See terms and conditions for full offer details


How to Redeem this Offer

This offer is available exclusively to University of California faculty and staff.

To access:

  • Visit the online UC Travel Portal
  • Locate the discount offer (look for the Amtrak logo)
  • Click and complete your purchase on to save 15% on Pacific Surfliner trips


OFFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  This offer is exclusively available at This offer is valid for 15% off the regular (full) adult rail fare. This offer is valid for veterans, their spouses, and dependents when qualifying proof of veterans status is presented. This offer is valid for sale and travel between Dec. 31, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2023. Blackouts apply on the following dates: Nov. 22-23, Nov. 26-28, 2022, and Nov. 21-22, Nov. 25-27, 2023. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all trains on all days. Fares are subject to availability. 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. This offer is valid for coach seats. Upgrade to Business Class is available upon full payment of applicable accommodation charges on Pacific Surfliner. 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. This offer is not combinable with any other discount offer. Cancellation fees may apply. Other restrictions may apply. Amtrak is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, and Pacific Surfliner are registered service marks of the Joint Powers Authority.