Airfare Deal – United: Philadelphia – San Diego (and vice versa) $217. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Not many travelers realize that United and Amtrak have a partnership in the Northeast. This partnership allows for some interesting fares that are cheaper when taking Amtrak to Newark for your flight versus flying from Philadelphia.

Photo: Port of San Diego, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Photo: Port of San Diego, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • May 10th – 13th

Fare Availability:


  • ZFV – EWR (Newark) – SAN (San Diego) – EWR – ZFV. ZFV is the the airport code for Philadelphia 30th Street Amtrak Station. The ZFV – EWR // EWR – ZFV segment is operated by Amtrak.
  • You may check-in for your actual flight segments online. Online check-in will give you a temporary boarding pass for the train segments. This boarding pass is not valid for transportation on Amtrak. You must obtain your train ticket from the Amtrak Quik-Trak machine or Amtrak agent at the train station of your departure and at Newark Airport train station for your return.
  • Baggage will not be automatically be transferred from Amtrak to United and vice versa should you check your luggage. You must re-check your luggage with either United or Amtrak.


  • 4,996 miles or 4.3 cents per mile


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