• Thanksgiving on the Pacific Surfliner  

    Thanksgiving is a great time to travel by train.

    Start your holiday celebrations with a trip on the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner®. Sink into your seat and enjoy the diverse scenery of Southern California while traveling to top destinations, including San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and more. Onboard amenities such as a Café Car, Wi-Fi, power outlets and spacious seating offer a comfortable ride that will have you arriving refreshed and ready for holiday celebrations.

    Reservations are required Nov. 21-25
    Thanksgiving week is a busy time onboard all Pacific Surfliner trains as travelers make their way to family and friends throughout Southern California, so reservations are required from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, 2018. Amtrak monthly and 10-ride passes may be used.

    Attention Metrolink and COASTER passengers
    The Rail 2 Rail® program will be suspended from Wednesday, November 21 through Monday, November 26, 2018 and Metrolink and COASTER passes will not be accepted. The program will resume on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

    Plan ahead and book early
    Check availability and to reserve your seats using our online booking widget. You can also take advantage of our California Everyday Discounts (however, please note that blackout dates apply). We’re adding more capacity to accommodate the surge of travelers, but even so, we’ll fill up fast.

    Upgrade your trip by reserving a seat in Business Class
    When you upgrade to Business Class, you get more legroom, complimentary snacks and drinks, and other perks. Space is limited, so book now to guarantee your spot.

    Reserve Now

    Just click/tap the button above to reserve your seats. You can also visit an Amtrak ticket office, use your Amtrak app or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

    Holiday trip ideas
    There are many great events that you can ride the Pacific Surfliner to during the holiday weekend. Participate in the O'Side Turkey Trot in Oceanside, do some Black Friday shopping in Downtown San Diego, see a play at the Camino Real Playhouse – check out our blog for more ideas as well as tips for riding.

    Thanksgiving Week Travel Tips

    • You can bring two bags per passenger, measuring up to 28" x 22" x 11" and weighing 50 pounds or less, for free. You can also bring two personal items.
    • If you are traveling between stations with luggage service, you can check your bags. Stations that offer luggage service are marked on the schedule with a suitcase icon.
    • Arrive early, since the train stations will be busier than usual.
    • Remember to bring valid photo identification with you, since the conductor may request it.
    • Consider upgrading to Business Class.
    • Relax and enjoy the journey!
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