The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner allows you to book a train to sit back and relax as you travel up and down the California coastline, and this page gives you the info you need to get ready for your trip.
There are two schedules on this page; one I put together, and the other is a downloadable PDF to save to your device or print.
Temporary Schedule And Service Changes To The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Schedule
Below is the link to Amtrak’s page informing passengers of service or station changes, often only temporary. It doesn’t hurt to check before and after you book, especially before leaving for the station.
The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Basics
Find out the basis of the Pacific Surfliner so you are ready for your next trip.
Equipment Used The Pacific Surfliner
The Pacific Surfliner uses two-level or bi-level equipment using California or long-distance Superliners.
The Pacific Surfliner offers Coach seating, which features comfortable seats, a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets.
Business class includes extra legroom, a comfortable seat, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages; ask the cafe car attendant for more details.
Additionally, Business Class customers receive a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points. Pacific Surfliner Business Class passengers may purchase a day pass for $25 for the Los Angeles – Union Station lounge.
Wi-fi & Entertainment
Amtrak offers free Wi-Fi on this train. While free, it does have some restrictions, for it can throttle or not allow streaming. You may not be able to download or upload large files.
This train does not offer streaming entertainment, but here are some entertainment ideas for you.
Amtrak Connecting Service
Amtrak Thruway Service offers connecting transportation to destinations like Bakersfield and Long Beach.
The Cafe Car
The cafe car offers a variety of hot and cold meals, snacks, and beverages. Adult beverages are also sold.
Conductors and the cafe car attendant will let you know when it is open and its location, generally at the one end of the train.
You can consume your purchases in the cafe or at your seat.
Bringing Food On The Pacific Surfliner
Amtral allows you to bring personal food and drink aboard the train. You can only consume what you obtained at your seat, but not in the cafe.
While you can bring alcohol on the train, you can’t consume it on the rails. If you get caught drinking your own or get out of hand, you can be removed from the train.
Carry-On/Trainside bicycles: you can bring up to 50 lbs. Standard bicycle sizes apply. Maximum tire width: 2.” Check the link for details; bike service may not be available at all stations, which can change anytime.
Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours.
These spots could be limited; you will know if you can bring a pet when booking. If you plan to bring your pet, consider the limitations and rules.
This train does not offer a checked bag service.
Each passenger may carry on:
- One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and
- Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
- If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each.
Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Schedule
Feel free to download or print it out to make it easier to read.
If you look at this page on your phone or tablet, hit the download button to view the schedule.
The information for these guides comes from Amtrak, and the information was accurate when it was published. Amtrak can make changes at any time.
Things can change, and this page was current on the day of publication. I try to keep this page updated to the best of my abilities.
This page is not associated with Amtrak or the National Railway Passenger Corporation, but the information on this site comes from Amtrak.com and is accurate when published. Amtrak can change times at any time.