Pacific Surfliner discounts make for a cheap California coastal train getaway

Take a trip on the Pacific Surfliner from San Diego to L.A. in 4 minutes


If you’re looking for a late-summer getaway, think about hopping on the Pacific Surfliner, which travels the coast between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. Amtrak offers 15% discounts on tickets for students, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and now U.S. military veterans and their families.

The deal: Amtrak calls this the California Everyday Discounts Program, which provides 15% off when you use these codes to buy tickets:

▶ U.S. veterans, spouses and dependents (V430)
▶ Seniors 62 and older (V282)
▶ Students 13 to 25 years old with valid ID (V353)
▶ Passengers with disabilities and their companions 18 and older (V577).

Active U.S. military members receive a 10% discount, and children 2 to 12 years old ride for half price with a paying adult.


When: The offer is good indefinitely.

Insider tip: Travelers who register with car-free programs in Santa Barbara ( and San Luis Obispo ( receive a 20% discount on Pacific Surfliner tickets. The coastal route covers 350 miles and stops in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego, with several smaller stops in between.

Info:Pacific Surfliner Special Offers and Discounts