Travel for Less on the San Joaquins

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

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. Sit back, relax and enjoy each other’s company as we whisk you through California’s premier agricultural region 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.

To receive this discount, select "Adult" in the Passenger Type for all passengers to receive the fare (Child and Senior included).

Booking tip: Fare discount will automatically apply when booking from this page or applying code V302 on the Amtrak app.

  • This offer is exclusively available at
  • 1-Day Advance Purchase required.
  • Valid for up to (5) five 50% off companion rail fares with the purchase of (1) one regular full adult rail fare.
  • Blackout Dates: 
    • April 7, 2023
    • April 10,2023
    • May 26, 2023
    • September 1, 2023
    • September 4, 2023
    • November21-22, 2023
    • November 25-27, 2023
    • December 22-24, 2023
    • December 29, 2023-January 1, 2024
    • February 16, 2024
    • February 19, 2024
    • March 29, 2024 
    • April 1, 2024
    • May 27, 2024
    • July 4-5, 2023
    • August 30, 2024
    • September 2, 2024
    • November 26-27, 2024
    • November 30, 2024 - December 2, 2024
    • December 23-24, 2024
    • December 26-27, 2024
    • December 30-31,2024
  • This offer is valid for travel on the San Joaquins and associated thruways; except not valid on the 7000-8999 thruways. 
  • Offer is valid on thruways to/from Merced, CA and Fresno, CA to Yosemite National Park.
  • The companion(s) and full fare passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together.
  • The companion(s) is subject to the same restrictions and conditions as the full fare passenger.
  • This offer is valid for coach seats only; no upgrades permitted.
  • Once purchased tickets are non-refundable; exchanges are permitted prior to the original travel date.
  • This offer is not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • 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.
  • Once travel has begun; no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
  • Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
  • Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all days.
  • This offer is valid for new sales only; existing reservations do not apply. 
  • Please refer to discount code V302