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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 Capitol Corridor, San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner. This great deal is available for purchase until June 16, 2016.

Compared to other ways to travel, Amtrak 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 via the Amtrak California website.
  • Valid for 20% off the regular (full) adult rail fare.
  • Valid for sale August 17, 2015 - June 16, 2016.
  • Valid for travel September 8, 2015 - June 19, 2016.
  • Blackout dates:
    - October 12, 2015
    - November 24 - 25 and 28 - 29, 2015
    - December 19 - 23 and 26 - 30, 2015
    - January 2 - 3, 2016
    - February 12 and 15, 2016
    - March 24 - 25 and 28, 2016
    - May 27 and 30, 2016
  • Advance reservations are required a minimum of three (3) days prior to travel.
  • Valid for travel on the Capitol Corridor, San Joaquin, Pacific Surfliner and associated Thruway service, including service between Merced or Fresno 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, Channel Island, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco,San Jose, Stanislaus), Fresno City College, California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo), University of California (Merced, Irvine, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego, Davis, Berkeley, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Riverside), University of the Pacific (Stockton), University of Santa Clara, Santa Barbara City College, University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and Sacramento 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
August 17, 2014 – June 16, 2016

Valid for Travel
September 8, 2015 – June 19, 2016