The Perks of Business Class

You may have taken a trip on the Pacific Surfliner, but have you ever tried riding in Business Class? Treat yourself to an upgraded experience with a few extra perks.

The Pacific Surfliner unreserved Coach seats are already spacious, but the Business Class car has even more legroom so you can really stretch and relax. Even better, Business Class riders are guaranteed a seat, which is helpful especially on busy trains which could be standing room only during parts of the trip. And because it’s located at one end of the train, there tends to be less foot-traffic in Business Class, resulting in a more private atmosphere.

Business Class Seats Business Class Group Seats

Snacks and Drinks
We have a great Café Car with fresh food, craft beers, cocktails and more available for purchase. In the Business Class car, riders can also enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Each morning, there is coffee, tea, water and juice, as well as pastries from a local bakery. In the afternoons, riders receive a snack pack as well as a soft drink or glass of wine! Our new snack pack comes in a nice box, with sea salt pita chips, hummus, trail mix, chocolate chip cookies and a mint taffy!

Business Class Morning Snacks Business Class Snack Pack

Other Benefits
Business Class also has a dedicated attendant on most trains, who can answer questions and assist with luggage. There are also free newspapers, and just like the rest of the train, free Wi-Fi.

The perks of Business Class extend beyond the train, starting at the moment you book your trip. Amtrak Guest Rewards members (who earn points with each Amtrak trip they take), get a 25% qualifying point bonus when booking in Business Class. Create an account and start collecting points for a free trip or other rewards.

Not only that, but Business Class passengers starting or ending in Los Angeles get special access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge, located at the station on the second floor. It has complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks. Relax on the comfy sofas, watch some TV, read a newspaper or use the free Wi-Fi!

We’d Like to Hear from You
Which benefits are the most important to you, and what else would you like to see on the train? The LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency and Amtrak are exploring potential improvements to the Pacific Surfliner Business Class service. Please take five minutes to complete a survey to provide your feedback.

Learn more about Business Class here.


  1. Hi. We are planning a trip from LA to Santa Barbara with our baby. Is a stroller with the infant seat allowed as our carry on item? Would we be allowed to bring a backpack and purse amongst 2 of us? Also, which side should we sit on to have ocean views? Is it expected to be quite busy tomorrow? Thanks!


    1. Sorry for the delay in seeing this message… I think you’re already on your trip, but yes, you can carry on the stroller and infant seat, as well as a backpack and purse. There are larger luggage racks downstairs in most cars (except the cafe car) as well as overhead racks upstairs and spaces for larger bags at the ends of each car upstairs. Hope you enjoyed the ocean views!


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