Summer Travel: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Deals Up The Cali Coast

The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® is offering a friends and family discount with special savings on train travel to Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties through May 23, 2018.

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For a limited time, passengers can purchase one full-fare adult ticket and book up to three additional passengers on the same reservation at a 50 percent discount on select Pacific Surfliner trips.

The friends and family discount is valid for travel on Pacific Surfliner trains to/from the following stations: Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc-Surf, Guadalupe, Grover Beach, and San Luis Obispo. The discount is also valid on connecting Amtrak Thruway bus services to additional destinations including Solvang, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Maria, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and University of California, Santa Barbara.

"The promotional offer is part of our Hug the Coast campaign, which celebrates everything that makes Southern California great from its beautiful beaches and vibrant downtowns to the diverse and unique communities that we serve,” said Bryan MacDonald, chairman of the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency, which oversees the Pacific Surfliner service. “The friends and family promotion is designed to encourage travel to regions recently impacted by natural disasters, helping to drive necessary business back to those areas and support economic recovery.”

Program details:

  1.  Book up to three companions with a 50 percent savings – Purchase one full-fare adult ticket for Pacific Surfliner travel to/from Ventura, Santa Barbara, or San Luis Obispo counties, and receive three additional tickets at a 50 percent discount on the same reservation.
  2.  On or, select “Adult” as passenger type (for up to four adult passengers), then enter V346 in the promotion code field. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-USA-RAIL or visiting a staffed station, and referring to discount code V346. This discount is not available through the Amtrak app.

A 20 percent discount on individual Pacific Surfliner tickets is also available year-round through partners at Santa Barbara Car Free (for travel to stations in Santa Barbara County) and San Luis Obispo Car Free (for travel to stations in San Luis Obispo County. Visit and for more information on these programs.

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers daily service between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo, connecting travelers to popular destinations along the Southern California coast. Many destinations, including Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, are easily walkable, but also offer free bus and shuttle connections to Pacific Surfliner riders through the Transit Transfer Program.

Visit to view complete details on the Friends and Family Discount, browse trip ideas, download schedule information and more.

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