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San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California

Where Beauty and Adventure Are Only a Train Ride Away

Explore the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California - the unsurpassed scenery and sights of the area are truly an unforgettable experience for visitors and locals alike. Surround your senses with waterfront views, the beauty of Yosemite National Park, and exquisite food and wine selections - all in one location.

Your enjoyment begins the moment you step aboard the train. Ride in comfort with the convenience of amenities and picturesque scenery right outside your window and throughout your exploration of what the Bay Area has to offer. You can take a short day trip to San Francisco, San Jose, or Sacramento, or experience the ease of travel simply by boarding an Amtrak long-distance train.

Book your train today to take on a memorable journey.

Take Amtrak Trains to the California Bay Area and Other Destinations in Northern California

Amtrak California Zephyr

California Zephyr - from the Golden Gate to Towering Skyscrapers

Famous for traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, the California Zephyr departs from the Bay Area daily for Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Chicago. The California Zephyr features spacious coach and sleeping car accommodations, a full-service dining car, and lounge service. With the convenience of daily service, just pick your departure date — the scenery of mountains, rivers and lakes will be waiting.

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Coast Starlight- The Grand West Coast Adventure

The premier service of the West Coast, the Coast Starlight provides daily service from the Bay Area to Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. When it comes to providing travelers with stunning scenery as the backdrop on the train, the Coast Starlight is second to none. In addition to all the amenities provided on Amtrak long-distance trains, sleeping car passengers have exclusive access to the Pacific Parlour Car — home to a specialty coffee bar and onboard theater.

Capitol Corridor - Free of Traffic and Worries

Providing up to 32 daily trains between Sacramento, the Bay Area, and San Jose, the Capitol Corridor features spacious coach seating and lounge service. For your convenience, direct connections to BART are available at the Richmond and Oakland Coliseum Stations. You can also take advantage of Amtrak Thruway connections at selected stations offering additional service to Northern California stops not directly served by rail. (Photo Credit: Phil Gosney)

Amtrak Capitol Corridor at Crockett, CA

San Joaquin - through the Valley and Beyond

Linking the Bay Area with the agricultural richness of the San Joaquin Valley, the San Joaquin offers multiple daily departures to Fresno and Bakersfield along with Amtrak Thruway connections to Los Angeles and numerous Southern California points. Catch the San Joaquin Thruway connections at Merced to Yosemite National Park or board the connecting Thruway bus in Martinez for a quick ride to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo for a fun family trip.

Amtrak San Joaquin