The Rail 2 Rail® program allows Metrolink Monthly Pass holders along the Orange and Ventura County corridors to travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains within the station pairs of their pass at no additional charge, including Saturday and Sunday. Metrolink passengers simply show their Monthly Pass and board any Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train or bus to their destination. These additional trains are not available to holders of One-Way and Round-Trip tickets or 7-Day Passes except for Shared Service trains (A768 and A761) on the Ventura County Line. A Shared Service train is an Amtrak train that operates in a Metrolink train slot. All Metrolink tickets (One-Way, Round-Trip, 7-Day and Monthly Passes) are accepted on those trains at any time.
The Rail 2 Rail® program does NOT include travel on Coast Starlight trains.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Monthly Pass holders may ride any Metrolink train within the station pairs on their pass at no additional charge.
Amtrak 10-Trip tickets are only accepted on Metrolink trains that operate on the Ventura County Line between Burbank-Bob Hope Airport and Los Angeles Union Station. All Metrolink ticket types are accepted on Amtrak trains that operate between Burbank-Bob Hope Airport and Los Angeles Union Station.
Please review the policy for unaccompanied minors traveling on Amtrak that applies when travelling on Pacific Surfliner trains.
Rail2Rail riders should be advised that starting Saturday, June 1, 2013, a valid Amtrak ticket and a complimentary bike reservation will be necessary in order to bring a bike on board Pacific Surfliner trains. Metrolink monthly pass holders will not be allowed to board with a bike without purchasing an Amtrak ticket and reserving the bike slot space in advance. Amtrak tickets and bike reservations can be obtained by visiting Amtrak.com, at Quik-Trak ticketing machines, from station ticket agents, or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. Please use Metrolink trains if your journey requires bicycle transport. Metrolink has specially retrofitted bike cars on select trains and all passenger cars can hold up to three bikes per car.
Amtrak will not honor Metrolink Monthly Passes July 19 through July 21, 2013 due to the expected heavily traveled Pacific Surfliner® trains during the opening weekend of the Del Mar horse races and the San Diego Comic-Con convention.
Rail 2 Rail® blackout dates are Wednesday, November 27; Thursday, November 28 and Sunday, December 1, 2013. Metrolink Monthly Passes will not be accepted for travel on Pacific Surfliner trains during the blackout dates.
Shared Service trains (A768 and A761) are NOT blacked out at ANYTIME. Passengers may board (A768 and A761) without restriction to blackout dates as long as they purchase a Metrolink ticket/pass (One-Way, Round-Trip, 7-Day and Monthly Passes are allowed).
Metrolink Monthly Pass holders can use any Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train on these schedules for any part of their trip covered by their pass as part of the Rail 2 Rail® program. These additional trains are not available to holders of One-Way and Round Trip tickets or 7-Day Passes.
Note: All Metrolink ticket types are accepted on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains between Los Angeles and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport stations.