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Travel for Less with Our Friends and Family Offer on the San Joaquins

Buy One and Save 50% on Up to Five Companion Fares

Travel for Less with San Joaquin

Grab your friends and family and hop onboard the San Joaquins. It's the stress-free and traffic-free way to travel throughout California's Central Valley. Remember, when you buy one full-fare ticket, up to five people can travel for 50% off.

Valid for Sale
Now through April 28, 2018

Valid for Travel
Now through - April 30, 2018

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

You must select "Adult" in the Passenger Type for all passengers to receive the fare (Child and Senior included).

Fare discount will be automatically applied to the appropriate fare when qualifying travel is selected.

The San Joaquins runs multiple times daily between the San Francisco Bay Area (or Sacramento) and Bakersfield, where Amtrak Thruway buses connect you to great Southern California destinations. Other stops along the way include Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Martinez and Fresno. Easy Thruway bus connections to San Francisco are made at Emeryville.

The California Central Valley is bordered on the west by the coastal mountain ranges, and on the east by California's magnificent Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Death Valley National Parks.

Terms and Conditions
  • Valid for sale now through April 28, 2018.
  • Valid for travel May 3, 2017 - April 30, 2018.
  • Blackout dates:
    - May 26 and 29, 2017
    - September 1 and 4, 2017
    - October 9, 2017
    - November 21 - 22 and 25 - 27, 2017
    - December 22 - 24 and 29 - 31, 2017
    - January 2, 2018
    - February 16 and 19, 2018
    - March 30, 2018
    - April 2, 2018
  • Advance reservations are required a minimum of two (2) days prior to travel.
  • Valid for up to five (5) 50% off companions traveling with a paid regular (full) fare adult.
  • Valid for travel on the San Joaquins and associated Thruways; except not valid on the 7000-8999 Thruways.
  • Valid on Thruways between Merced, CA and Yosemite National Park. Also, valid on Thruways between Fresno, CA and Yosemite National Park.
  • Valid for Coach seats only; no upgrades permitted.
  • Seating is limited, seats may not be availbale on all days.
  • Up to two (2) children (ages 2 - 12) may accompany each adult at half the regular (full) adult rail fare.
  • Children and infants must travel with an adult who is at least 18 years or older.
  • Companions and regular (full) fare passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together.
  • Companions are subject to the same restrictions and conditions as the regular full fare passenger.
  • Fares are subject to availability.
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • In addition to the discount restrictions; this offer is 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.