Reservations Needed on Some Days to Ride Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

Reservations will be required for travel on all Pacific Surfliner trains on select holiday periods this summer.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said temporary adjustments to Pacific Surfliner service will be implemented to safely manage an expected increase in travelers.

On those holiday periods tickets will only be valid on the train you are holding a reservation for.

The dates are July 2-5, opening weekend of Del Mar Races (July 16-19), and Sept. 3-7.
On these dates, multi-ride passengers with a monthly pass or 10-trip ticket must confirm each trip in advance through the Amtrak RideReserve program.

This can be done at or the Amtrak app by retrieving your ticket, choosing the date and direction of travel and selecting “confirm” on the train you would like to reserve a seat on. You can also reserve in advance through an Amtrak customer service agent by calling 800-USA-RAIL or at a staffed station.

Both Rail2Rail programs (COASTER and Metrolink) will observe a blackout period on most dates above.

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