Student – Holiday Travel

Kick Back, Relax, and Travel Home for the Holidays Aboard the Amtrak San Joaquins

With Thanksgiving right around the corner traveling is on everyone’s mind. This year instead of being stuck at a crowded airport, in standstill traffic, or squeezed into the middle seat of your friend’s car, consider the Amtrak San Joaquins train for your holiday travels. Whether you are a student traveling home for the holidays or taking advantage of the time off to travel and explore California’s treasures, Amtrak San Joaquins can get you there!

Traveling throughout California is made easy and affordable, relaxing, and environmentally friendly for students throughout the state. Amtrak San Joaquins’ 6TIX pass, saves students up to 30% when purchasing a multi-ride pack (valid 365 days a year). Otherwise, students save 15% with the everyday student discount when they use the code V353. The Amtrak San Joaquins operates seven days a week and is your hassle-free transportation to Los Angeles, Bakersfield, the Bay Area, Sacramento and everything in between.   Passengers are able to bring up to two free carry-on bags (each up to 50 pounds), which makes bringing your laundry home easy!

For students that are looking to take advantage of the time off to discover the golden state, the choices are endless. To make the most of your holiday, here are a few ideas for you to consider:

  •         Passengers can travel to the Bay Area to sightsee the iconic Golden Gate bridge and walk the famous Fisherman’s Wharf.
  •         If you desire a beach trip, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo are your destinations!
  •         Visit the Field of Light at Sensorio, a 15 acre walk-through art installation composed of over 58,800 illuminated spheres created by artist Bruce Munro.
  •         If you crave mountain scenery, take our thruway bus service to Redding where you can spend the weekend chasing waterfalls and wander breathtaking caverns. Passengers can also travel to South Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park to see nature’s stunning creations and stargaze into the dark sky.
  •         If you are more of an urban dweller, plan your adventure to Los Angeles where there’s no shortage of reasons not to visit and the weather is always perfect. Walk amongst the Hollywood stars, sun soak along the coast and discover the hundreds of things the renowned city has to offer.

Wherever your destination may be, Amtrak San Joaquins invites you to get comfortable, stretch your legs, wave at the traffic as you pass by and binge watch your favorite show with the free on-board Wi-Fi.

Whether your holiday season is to return home or to discover California’s natural kaleidoscopic scenery, Amtrak San Joaquin is happy to be your chauffeur. To check out the student discount and plan your next trip, visit






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