Take your next road trip by train

LAist 89.3 listeners love the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, and with good reason. Travel sustainably along the Southern California coast, enjoying iconic views and a comfortable ride along the way. The change in scenery and break from the routine are sure to renew your sense of adventure. 

The Pacific Surfliner serves 29 stations from San Diego to San Luis Obispo, with convenient access to a variety of activities that make it easy to plan a trip perfectly suited to you. Quiet escapes, memories with the kids, time in the outdoors – there is something for everyone. 

Still unsure? Here are more reasons to try the train: 

  • Many walkable destinations with popular attractions and events near the train station 
  • Onboard amenities for an enjoyable journey, including reclining chairs, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, and a Market Café with fresh food, cocktails, wine, and craft beers 
  • Iconic views of sparkling ocean waters, rolling hills, and rocky mountain passes 
  • Group seating for parties of 3 or 4, which is great for traveling with family and friends 
  • Peace of mind of knowing you are choosing a sustainable travel option 

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Special Offers on Train Travel


Enjoy quality time with the family and explore more of Southern California with a trip on the Pacific Surfliner.


Travelers ages 62 and older can enjoy a 15% savings on Pacific Surfliner trips year-round.


For a limited time, save 20% on train travel to San Diego and unlock special savings on zoo admission.

Trip Inspiration

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Add a free bike reservation to your Pacific Surfliner trip. Spaces are limited so book early. 

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Learn More About Riding with Us

The Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, with portions of the route hugging the Southern California coastline. Onboard amenities offer a comfortable ride that’s even better when enjoyed alongside panoramic views of the iconic landscape.

All Pacific Surfliner trains feature reclining seats as well as power outlets, free Wi-Fi, restrooms, bike and luggage racks, large picture windows, and an onboard market-style café.

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner route meanders along the majestic California coastline from San Luis Obispo through prime destinations such as Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Juan Capistrano, and San Diego.

The Pacific Surfliner serves stations in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.