New discounts for Amtrak riders

Posted at 2:19 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 17:19:13-04

Bakersfield Amtrak riders are getting a discount.

In a press release today, Amtrak San Joaquin announced they will offer half-price fares, student and large group discounts and 10-ride ticket discounts for individual riders. 

"The new promotion offerings give passengers additional ways to save:

·       The new “Friends and Family” promotion will allow riders to save 50 percent off the full fare ticket price on up to five companion fares after the purchase of one full fare ticket.

·       The new student discount has been increased from 10 percent to 15 percent off the full fare ticket price.

·       Groups of 20 or more will now receive 30 percent off the full fare ticket price.

·       The 10-ride ticket promotion is good for 10 discounted one-way tickets for use by one person within 45 days of purchase."

“We are pleased to continue to offer a competitive transportation service in the heart of California and our new promotion program gives riders added incentives to travel in comfort and with ease,” said Merced County Supervisor John Pedrozo, Chairperson of the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority which manages and administers the Amtrak San Joaquins.  "We are excited to attract more families, students, and groups with these new discounts so they can experience the benefits and value of Amtrak California trains.”


For more information on the new discounts visit, “Friends and Family” discount can also be booked through using promo code V665.