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Adventure Is Calling

Ride the Pacific Surfliner to San Diego and enjoy iconic views of the Southern California coast. Take a quick connection to the world-famous San Diego Zoo and see wildlife from areas around the world up close. When you take the train, you can unlock exclusive savings on zoo admission.


Save $7 on San Diego Zoo 1-Day Passes


For a limited time, Amtrak customers can save $7 on general admission for both children and adults. Visit  PacificSurfliner.com/Zoo and enter your valid Amtrak reservation number to access the exclusive online ticket store.

Save 20% On Train Travel To San Diego


Simply use our booking tool to explore options and prices. Make sure “Adult” is selected as the passenger type. If using our mobile app, please use promo code V812 to save 20% on your trip to and from San Diego.


Transit Options

There are two buses that run every 15 minutes between the Santa Fe Depot and the San Diego Zoo. The buses are operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS).
  • Mid-City Rapid 215: After stepping off the train, walk through the station building and board at the stop right outside the station along Kettner Boulevard Ride for five stops (15 minutes) to Park Boulevard and Zoo Place. From there, the zoo is about a four-min walk. For the return trip, the bus stop is located adjacent to the parking lot on Park Boulevard.
  • Route 7: After stepping off the train, walk along W B Street and turn right on Front Street (around an 8-min walk). The bus stop is right on the corner. Ride for 10 stops (15 minutes) to Park Boulevard and Zoo Place. From there, the zoo is about a four-minute walk. for the return trip, the bus stop is located adjacent to the parking lot on Park Boulevard.
Travel to the zoo by car. The trip takes less than 10 minutes from the downtown area.
  • Rideshare Services are available on demand.
  • Car rental: There are two car rental companies located less than a half-mile from the Santa Fe Depot on Kettner Boulevard Parking at the San Diego Zoo is free


  • This offer is available exclusively at www.amtrak.com 
  • Valid for travel on Pacific Surfliner and Associated Thruways (except 7000-8999 Thruway Series).
  • Travel is valid to/from San Diego Santa Fe Depot or San Diego Old Town Transportation Center.
  • Valid for 20pct discount off the regular full adult rail fare.
  • Advance reservation required a minimum of three (3) days prior to departure.  
  • Blackouts Dates:  
    • January 1, 2024, February 16,2024, February 19, 2024, March 29, 2024, April 1,2024, May 27,2024, July 4-5, 2024, August 30, 2024, September 2, 2024, November 26-27,2024, November 30,2024 - December 2,2024, December 23-24, 2024, December 26-27,2024, and December 30-31, 2024.
    • January 2-3, 2025, February 14, 2025, February 17, 2025, April 17 -18, 2025, April 21, 2025, May 23, 2025, July 3, 2025, July 6, 2025, August 29, 2025, September 1, 2025, November 25-26, 2025, November 29 ,2025 - December 1,2025, December 20-24, 2025, December 26-31, 2025.
  • This offer is valid for coach seats; 
  • Upgrade to Business Class is available upon full payment of applicable accommodation charges.
  • This offer is not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • Seating is limited & may not be available on all trains at all times. 
  • 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. 
  • Other restrictions may apply. 
  • Fees may apply. 


  • No refunds or exchanges. 
  • Ticket and hand stamp required for Park re-entry. This ticket is a revocable license. 
  • Ticket holder ("Visitor") voluntarily assumes all risk and danger for personal injury or property damage incidental to visiting the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Safari Park (collectively "Parks").
  • Visitor agrees not to commercially use any photography or recordings in any form taken at the Parks, and Visitor grants permission to the Parks and their agents to utilize Visitor's image and/or sound recordings for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. 
  • Not for unauthorized resale or promotional use. 
  • Your visit today is helping to save endangered species and thier habitats. 

San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass

  • San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass OR Safari Park 1-Day Pass. 
  • Zoo 1-Day Pass includes Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Bus and Skyfari Aerial Tram. 
  • Safari Park 1-Day Pass includes Africa Tram and regularly scheduled shows. Subject to availability. NOT FOR SALE. 
  • Expires December 31, 2024.