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About Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

The Pacific Surfliner, is Amtrak's high speed train operating in the Southern California between San Luis Obispo and San Diego stopping at 27 stops along the way, including Grover Beach, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Sorrento Beach. On Wanderu, you’ll find Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets to many destinations, including San Luis Obispo, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Simi Valley, Glendale, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Irvine, Oceanside, Sorrento Valley, San Diego and many more. It’s easy to browse through the Pacific Surfliner schedule for all of the popular routes and to find the best price, date, and time for your next train trip. Pacific Surfliner is an inter-city rail service with bi-level high-capacity passenger cars that travel 351 miles through Southern California. The Pacific Surfliner train offers 11 daily trains between Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train Coverage

Daily Trips893
stations27
cities24
countries1

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Overall review score for Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
4.4
Based on 196 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Timeliness
4.4
Staff
4.3
Value
3.8
Condition
4.5
Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Steve
4.0
6 March 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Easy, relaxing, no stress of driving. Liked the convenience of boarding in Moorpark and not changing trains all the way to San Diego. Great having an electrical outlet at ever row
Cons
WiFi weak. Electrical at every seat
Tips
Remember your power cord. Be on time. Be aware of your volume, everyone in the car can hear your conversations.
Alicia
5.0
1 March 2020Visiting family
Pros
The train arrived on time to my destination
Timothy
5.0
6 February 2020Business
Pros
good food selection, very affordable, and incredible views out the windows to keep you entertained
Cons
a little outdated but nothing to concern about
Tips
very worth the price! only cost $40 to get from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles- a $170 or higher flight equivalent
Alicia
5.0
24 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Train was not full and arrived on time
Susan
5.0
17 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Everything!!! Didn't have to drive and deal with all of the stress of traffic. No question about when I would leave and when I would arrive. Spent about what I would have spent on gas had I driven my car. Was a ble to relax and enjoy the ride. Many choices in the availa...More
Cons
Nothing from my point of view. Keep up the good work.
Tips
Take the train!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed on Pacific Surfliner?

No, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the Pacific Surfliner, though they are allowed on some of the other Amtrak lines. ADA approved service animals are of course allowed.

How fast does the Pacific Surfliner go?

The Pacific Surfliner can go as fast as 90 mph, with an average speed of 41 mph.

Can I get a refund on a Pacific Surfliner ticket?

You can get a full refund if your ticket is cancelled within 24 hours of your initial reservation, after that a refund is no longer available.

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Pacific Surfliner?

Yes Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will have WiFi as advertised, some trips might not come equipped with Wifi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends, you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Pacific Surfliner might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Pacific Surfliner does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train?

Yes, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Pacific Surfliner?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Pacific Surfliner by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

What amenities are available onboard? Is there a café car on the Pacific Surfliner train?

You’ll have access to a wide variety of amenities when traveling by Pacific Surfliner. Every train consists of a business class car, three coach cars, a café car, and a coach or baggage car, where checked baggage is stored on a lower lever with coach seating provided in the upper level.

Business Class: Whether you’re booking the Pacific Surfliner tickets for a short commute or traveling long distance, get premier Business Class experience. For additional $15 charge, passengers who are riding Business Class enjoy the best amenities, including complimentary newspapers, free beverage and snack service, reclining seats and extra leg room. Each seat is also equipped with power outlets, Wi-Fi, reading lights and large tray tables to make your journey even more relaxing and comfortable.

Coach Class: Great for both short and long distance trips, coach class offers lots of legroom. Passengers will enjoy comfortable seats equipped with power outlets, Wi-Fi, adjustable lighting, and fold-down tray tables.

Café car: Open to all Pacific Surfliner passengers, the café car offers a great solution to the travelers who didn’t have a time to grab a snack before boarding. No need to worry about the food any more when you're rushing to catch your train. Ready to satisfy any taste, Pacific Surfliner Cafe offers different meals and snacks, deserts, as well as premium wines and beers.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trips?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Pacific Surfliner advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

With 893 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets start at just €4.15. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Simi Valley to San Luis Obispo
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Price€37.81
San Diego to San Luis Obispo
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Price€55.33
Grover Beach to San Diego
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Price€53.49
Los Angeles to Carpinteria
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Price€20.29
Anaheim to Fullerton
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Price€3.69