CALIFORNIA RAIL PASS

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A Travel Guide For The California Rail Pass.

California is one of the most popular destinations for many visitors to the USA. To make your travel here as easy and inexpensive as possible, we offer the California Travel Pass. With the California Travel Pass, you can explore famous cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco and sights like Lake Tahoe or Death Valley.

What is the California Rail Pass?

With the California Rail Pass you have the opportunity to travel by train in California up to 7 days within a period of 21 days.

Who can use the California Rail Pass?

The California Rail Pass is valid for citizens of all countries.

Where can I use the California Rail Pass?

Trains that you can use with the California Rail Pass are:

  • Capitol Corridor
  • San Joaquin
  • Pacific Surfliner Corridor Trains
  • Some connecting buses associated with these corridors (including the Thruway extensions to Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada)
  • Coast Starlight (Los Angeles – Dunsmuir)

Trains that you cannot use with the California Rail Pass are:

  • Sunset Limited
  • Southwest Chief
  • California Zephyr
  • Texas Eagle

How much does it cost?

It is not possible to buy the California Rail Pass online. Contact Amtrak 1-800-USA-RAIL to buy the pass or book it at a travel agency.

Child Adult
7 Travel Days Within 21 Days $79.50 $159

 

ROUTES FOR THE California RAIL PASS

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Good to know

  • Children between 2 and 12 receive up to 50% discount.
  • A reservation is required for all trains: we recommend that you reserve a seat within a reasonable amount of time, as these can quickly sell out, especially on very popular train routes.
  • A paper ticket must be purchased for each train journey, which must be redeemed before the journey begins. The California Travel Pass alone is not a valid ticket.
  • Travel is limited to a maximum of four one-way trips on any given route segment.
  • The pass is non-transferable and must be used within one year of purchase.

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