amtrakpicFall Quarter has arrived and students are slowing settling into their new digs at UCLA.

If you're someone who's traveled from far away (I consider San Diego pretty far), you might already be thinking about the next time you'll be able to visit your friends and family. Well, Amtrak's got you covered.

UCLA students can receive a 20% discount on three California corridor routes: Students

  • Pacific Surfliner—San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
  • San Joaquin—Bakersfield, Merced, Sacramento, Davis, Oakland/Emeryville
  • Capitol Corridor—San Jose, Oakland/Emeryville, Davis, Sacramento, Rocklin

(Note: Thruway bus connections to/from trains are valid except 7000-8999 series buses.)

Skip the drive. Travel with Amtrak, where you can enjoy delicious meals in the dining car and scenic views from the lounge. Relax in spacious seats or private sleeping accommodations. Amtrak CoupleYour onboard experience can be unique and memorable. Doesn't that sound better than sitting in your car?

Visit Amtrak's website for more information about their student program and to make reservations now through June 16, 2016. Three-day advance reservations are required and holiday blackout dates apply.

Not a student? You can still ride Amtrak with their Saver Fares and get 20% off select routes. Book your tickets by December 31, 2015 with a minimum of 14 days in advance and travel through March 31, 2016. Other restrictions apply.

With service to over 500 destinations nationwide, there's no better way to see America than by train.