Thanks to our new Transit Transfer Program, your Pacific Surfliner ticket can take you beyond the train station! Simply show your valid ticket for a free ride on connecting buses and shuttles with 12 local transit providers.
“The Pacific Surfliner transit transfer program makes it easier for our passengers to utilize public transportation to get to and from their final destinations, encouraging increased ridership on both passenger rail and local transit services,” said LOSSAN Chairman David Golonski.
The program is being launched as a one-year pilot project and is funded by a $1.675 million cap and trade grant received from the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) through the state’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program.
“The cost and inconvenience of having to purchase a separate fare to use connecting bus services are deterrents to choosing public transit,” said CalSTA Secretary Brian Kelly. “People want more convenient travel options. This program makes using transit an easier alternative, resulting in fewer cars on the road and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.”
Public transit providers participating in the free transfer program include: San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority, City of San Luis Obispo Transit, South County Transit, Guadalupe Flyer, Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District, Ventura County Transportation Commission Intercity Bus, Gold Coast Transit, Glendale Beeline, Anaheim Resort Transportation, Orange County Transportation Authority, iShuttle and North County Transit District.
Some of the destinations you can ride to free thanks to the Transit Transfer Program include Pismo Beach, the Santa Barbara Zoo, Disneyland, Oceanside Harbor and many more.
In addition, Pacific Surfliner passengers can visit the Café car to purchase discounted one-day transit passes for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.