• Fare Restructuring

    The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency has worked with Amtrak on a fare restructuring plan to standardize pricing and discount methodologies for Pacific Surfliner fares. Input from a 60-day public outreach period has been incorporated into the proposed fare structure, which was approved by the LOSSAN Board of Directors in December 2017. The changes below became effective Thursday, March 1, 2018.

    Summary of Changes:

    The fare structure for the Pacific Surfliner has remained largely unchanged since 2013, when a 2 percent increase to the base fare was implemented. The recent adjustments represent an effort to create a more uniform fare structure using a distance-based formula, not an across-the-board fare increase. While fares between some station pairs increased slightly, others decreased, resulting in an aggregate increase of 1.8 percent to the base fares. Other changes include:

    • Discounts for 10-trip tickets are now a consistent 40 percent off 10 one-way tickets across all station pairs, resulting in an aggregate fare increase of 2.8 percent 
    • Monthly pass fares are calculated based on the current fare structure with only minor changes, resulting in an aggregate fare decrease of 1.5 percent
    • Discounts offered to groups of 15 or more increased from 10 percent to 20 percent

    You can view new fares by station pair here: One-Way, 10-Trip, Monthly.

    Impact of Public Outreach:

    Following comments received during a 60-day outreach period, the proposed modification to the 10-trip ticket to be valid only for a single named passenger was removed. This ticket will still be an option for families and small groups until a new small group discount program is introduced. Additionally, LOSSAN will also explore ways to enhance the current Amtrak Guest Rewards loyalty program, especially for monthly passes.

Fares, routes, schedules, and services are subject to change without notice. Amtrak, Surfliner, and Pacific Surfliner are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and used with permission.
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