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Saving 101: Get 20% Off Rail Travel for Your Next Break

California college students, you'll love this math: you can take 20% off select California routes including the San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner. This great deal is available for purchase until June 16, 2015.

Compared to auto and airplane travel, taking the train is a greener way to go, helping you do your part in leaving a smaller carbon footprint. It's also a more connected way to travel, with a pace that lets you relax comfortably and catch up with friends, or just take in the scenery. You'll never have to sit in a traffic jam, wait in endless security lines or rush for a connection.

So plan your next adventure, or just visit home.

Terms and Conditions
  • Exclusively available on Amtrak.com via the Amtrak California website.
  • Valid for 20% off the regular (full) adult rail fare.
  • Valid for sale September 10, 2014 - June 16, 2015.
  • Valid for travel September 13, 2014 - June 19, 2015.
  • Blackout dates:
    - October 10, 2014
    - November 25 - 26, 2014
    - November 29 - 30, 2014
    - December 1, 20 - 24 and 26 - 31, 2014
    - January 2 - 4, 2015
    - February 13 and 16, 2015
    - April 2 - 3 and 6, 2015
    - May 22 and 25, 2015
  • Advance reservations are required a minimum of three (3) days prior to travel.
  • Valid for travel on the Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquin and associated Thruway service, including Merced to Yosemite. All other 7000-8999 Thruways are prohibited for travel.
  • Valid for students attending the following colleges and universities only: California State University (Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento and Stanislaus), Fresno City College, California Polytechnical State University, University of California (Merced, Irvine, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Los Angeles), University of the Pacific, San Diego State University, University of Southern California, San Francisco State University and Santa Barbara City College.
  • Valid student identification must be presented from one of the applicable colleges or universities upon request.
  • Valid for Coach seats; upgrade to Business Class is available upon payment of applicable accommodation charges.
  • Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all trains at all times.
  • Not valid toward the purchase of multi-ride tickets.
  • Subject to any restrictions, blackouts and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased and upon which the discount is based.
  • Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
Colleges and Universities

You must click the "Book It Now" button to receive the discount.

Fare discount will be automatically applied when qualifying travel is selected.

Valid for Sale
September 10, 2014 – June 16, 2015

Valid for Travel
September 13, 2014 – June 19, 2015