Amtrak Thruway Service to and from UCLA
The Westwood/UCLA Amtrak Thruway is a dedicated bus connection to San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner trains. It makes Amtrak train travel seamless, easy and economical. It’s a short walk from UCLA residence halls to get to Central Valley destinations including Fresno and Sacramento, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area, or travel the coast to places like Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo. Simply board the Thruway bus with your pre-purchased Amtrak eTicket at 592 Gayley Avenue at Strathmore Place. The bus will bring you to the Van Nuys and Bakersfield Amtrak stations to connect with your train. If you plan on purchasing tickets at the train station, the bus driver will hold your driver license and it will be returned to you at the time of your purchase.
Amtrak Thruway Schedule
|Departs from UCLA to Van Nuys||Arrive at UCLA from Van Nuys|
|6:50 a.m.||3:05 p.m.|
|9:35 a.m.||4:55 p.m.|
|11:55 a.m.||7:05 p.m.|
|2:10 p.m.||9:50 p.m.|
Amtrak - 15% Student Discount
There are more travel options with Amtrak. UCLA students, ages 17-25, may save 15% on Value and Flexible rail fares on travel year-round. No blackout dates. With the Amtrak 15% Student Discount program, you can travel beyond California to destinations throughout the country. Click on this link to make a reservation and to read all terms and conditions. Tickets must be reserved at least three days before travel. The fare discount will be applied to qualifying travel when a selected train is added to the cart. A valid UCLA student ID card must be presented as proof of discount eligibility. See where the train can take you.