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Many Pacific Surfliner stations are within walking distance to top restaurants, shops and attractions. Board a bus or shuttle to travel to even more destinations, including the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, the Santa Barbara Zoo and countless local gems. Many transit providers offer a free connection to Pacific Surfliner passengers.

Two Ways Pacific Surfliner Riders Can Save:

  • Show your valid Amtrak Pacific Surfliner paper ticket or e-ticket to the driver when you board a connecting bus or shuttle operated by one of these participating agencies and ride for free.
  • If you are heading to Los Angeles or San Diego, purchase a discounted one-day pass for LA Metro or San Diego MTS in the Pacific Surfliner Café car. Use the pass to connect to popular destinations via the light rail system, trolleys and buses in the city. 

View participating agencies by county and check out some of the great places you can ride to on a connecting bus or shuttle:

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    SAN LUIS OBISPO STATION: Free transfers to San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (SLORTA) and SLO Transit buses.
    • Downtown: SLO Transit Routes 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A and 4B travel around downtown. Route 3B serves the station directly.
    • Cambria / Hearst Castle: SLO RTA Routes 12 and 15 (90 minutes from downtown), weekends only.
    • Morro Bay: SLORTA Route 12 (35 minutes from downtown).
    • Laguna Lake Park: SLO Transit Route 4 (30 minutes).

    GROVER BEACH STATION: Free transfers to South County Transit.
    • Downtown Pismo Beach: South County Transit Route 21 (13 minutes).
    • CA Coastal Trail: South County Transit Route 21 (30 minutes).
    • Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve: South County Transit Route 28 (30 minutes).

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    GOLETA STATION: Free transfers to Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (SBMTD) buses.
    • Goleta Butterfly Grove: SBMTD Route 6 (20 minutes).
    • Santa Barbara Shores County Park: SBMTD Route 6 (20 minutes).

    SANTA BARBARA STATION: Free transfers to Santa Barbara Metropolitan District buses and the electric trolleys.
    • Santa Barbara Harbor: Seaside Shuttle (10 minutes).
    • Santa Barbara Zoo: Seaside Shuttle (15 minutes).
    • Santa Barbara County Courthouse / Panoramic City View: State Street Shuttle (15 minutes).

    CARPINTERIA STATION: Free transfers to Santa Barbara Metropolitan District buses.
    • Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve: Santa Barbara MTD Route 20 (15 minutes).

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    VENTURA STATION: Free transfers to Ventura County Transportation Commission and Gold Coast Transit buses. The Ventura Downtown Harbor Trolley is also free to ride (even without a train ticket).

    OXNARD STATION: Free transfers to Ventura County Transportation Commission and Gold Coast Transit buses.
    • Mullin Automotive Museum: Gold Coast Transit Route 8 (15 minutes).
    • Seabee Museum and Memorial Park: Gold Coast Transit Route 3 (27 minutes).
    • Channel Islands Harbor: Gold Coast Transit Route 5 (35 minutes).

    CAMARILLO STATION: Free transfers to Ventura County Transportation. The Camarillo Trolley is also free to ride (even without a train ticket).

    MOORPARK STATION: Free transfers to Ventura County Transportation Commission buses.

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    CHATSWORTH STATION: Purchase a discounted one-day L.A. Metro Pass from the Pacific Surfliner Café Car to ride L.A. Metro buses from this station and other areas in L.A. County.

    VAN NUYS STATION: Purchase a discounted one-day L.A. Metro Pass from the Pacific Surfliner Café Car to ride L.A. Metro buses from this station and other areas in L.A. County.

    BURBANK STATION: Purchase a discounted one-day L.A. Metro Pass from the Pacific Surfliner Café Car to ride L.A. Metro buses from this station and other areas in L.A. County.
    • Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood: Metro Route 222 (25 minutes). Requires an LA Metro Pass.

    GLENDALE STATION: Free transfers to Glendale Beeline buses. Or, purchase a discounted one-day L.A. Metro Pass from the Pacific Surfliner Café Car to ride L.A. Metro buses from this station and other areas in L.A. County.
    • Glendale Galleria: Glendale Beeline Route 2 (15 minutes).
    • Griffith Park: Metro Route 180/181 or 780 (20 minutes). Requires an LA Metro Pass.

    LOS ANGELES UNION STATION: Purchase a discounted one-day L.A. Metro Pass from the Pacific Surfliner Café Car to ride L.A. Metro buses from this station and other areas in L.A. County.
    • Universal Studios: Metro Red Line (35 minutes). Requires an LA Metro Pass.
    • Hollywood: Metro Red Line (22 minutes). Requires an LA Metro Pass.
    • L.A. Live / Staples Center: Metro Purple and Expo Lines (20 minutes). Requires an LA Metro Pass.
    • Los Angeles Convention Center: Metro Purple and Expo Lines (20 minutes). Requires an LA Metro Pass.
    • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: Metro Purple and Expo Lines (20 minutes). Requires an LA Metro Pass.

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    FULLERTON STATION: Free transfers to Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) buses.
    • Anaheim Packing District: OCTA Route 47 (25 minutes).

    ANAHEIM STATION: Free transfers to Orange County Transportation Authority and Anaheim Resort Transportation buses.
    • Disneyland® Resort: Anaheim Resort Transportation Route 15 (25 minutes).
    • Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center: OCTA Route 50 (7 minutes).
    • Anaheim GardenWalk: Anaheim Resort Transit Route 15 (11 minutes) or OCTA Route 50 (16 minutes).
    • Anaheim Convention Center: OCTA Route 50 (16 minutes) or Anaheim Resort Transit Route 15 (20 minutes).

    SANTA ANA STATION: Free transfers to Orange County Transportation Authority buses.
    • Bowers Museum: OCTA Route 83 (20 minutes).
    • Discovery Cube of Orange County: OCTA Route 83 (25 minutes).

    IRVINE STATION: Free transfers to Orange County Transportation Authority and iShuttle buses.

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STATION: Free transfers to Orange County Transportation Authority buses.

    SAN CLEMENTE STATION: Free transfers to Orange County Transportation Authority buses.

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    OCEANSIDE STATION: Free transfers to the NCTD Sprinter and Breeze buses.

    SOLANA BEACH STATION: Free transfers to the NCTD Sprinter and Breeze buses.

    OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO STATION: Purchase a discounted one-day San Diego MTS Pass from the Pacific Surfliner Café Car to ride San Diego MTS buses and trolleys from this station and other areas in San Diego.
    • SeaWorld San Diego: MTS Bus Route 9 (15 minutes). Requires an MTS Pass.
    • Belmont Park: MTS Bus Route 8 (20 minutes). Requires an MTS Pass.
    • Ocean Beach: MTS Bus Route 35 (30 minutes). Requires an MTS Pass.

    DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO STATION: Purchase a discounted one-day San Diego MTS Pass from the Pacific Surfliner Café Car to ride San Diego MTS buses and trolleys from this station and other areas in San Diego.
    • Balboa Park / San Diego Zoo: MTS Rapid Bus Route 215 (15 minutes). Requires an MTS Pass.
    • Gaslamp Quarter / Petco Park: MTS Green Line Trolley (8 minutes). Requires an MTS Pass.
    • International Border: MTS Blue Line Trolley (45 minutes). Requires an MTS Pass.
    • San Diego International Airport / Cruise Terminal: MTS Bus Route 992 (15 minutes). Requires an MTS Pass.

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The Pacific Surfliner Transit Transfer Program provides free connections to bus and transit services at most Pacific Surfliner stations. Simply show your Amtrak Pacific Surfliner paper ticket or e-Ticket when you board the connecting transit services listed below. You can also purchase a discounted 1-day transit pass for Metro (Los Angeles) and MTS (San Diego) in the Pacific Surfliner café car.

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