Get Started Exploring California's Heartland
We've put together a special San Joaquins portal to help you find the best places to go using the San Joaquins, including how to get there by train or our extensive Thruway bus connections.
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Features & Amenities
Make the San Joaquins your connection to other destinations. At Bakersfield, you can connect to Santa Barbara, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Palm Springs, CA and more. Amtrak takes care of booking and ticketing, so you can see more and do more on your trip.
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Before it was a bustling state capital, Sacramento was a stop on the Pony Express. Relive the city’s pioneer spirit in Old Town and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, or explore the Capitol building’s classic architecture.
Enrich your railroading adventure by exploring the beauty and brawn of the locomotives and coaches that forged the Golden State’s history at the California State Railroad Museum.
Tour the rooms, patios and grottos of the fantastical Forestiere Underground Gardens. Shop like a local at the Vineyard Farmers Market, a Fresno institution for more than 35 years. Catch a performance of the Fresno Philharmonic or catch a foul ball at a Fresno Grizzlies game.
Stroll through the Shinzen Friendship Garden which celebrates Fresno's sister city, Kochi, Japan.
Hike in the Kern River Canyon or follow the trail of others who have left their mark on the local landscape, from country crooner Buck Owens to legendary novelist John Steinbeck. Catch a show at the historic Fox Theater or visit the home of civil rights leader César Chávez.
Watch artists transform a parking lot into giant canvasses at the Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival.
- Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Valley Station (SAC)
- Lodi, CA (LOD)
- Stockton, CA - Robert J. Cabral Station (SKT)
- Oakland, CA - Jack London Square Station (OKJ)
- Emeryville, CA (EMY)
- Richmond, CA (RIC)
- Martinez, CA (MTZ)
- Antioch-Pittsburg, CA (ACA)
- Stockton, CA - San Joaquin Street Station (SKN)
- Modesto, CA (MOD)
- Turlock-Denair, CA (TRK)
- Merced, CA (MCD)
- Madera, CA (MDR)
- Fresno, CA (FNO)
- Hanford, CA (HNF)
- Corcoran, CA (COC)
- Wasco, CA (WAC)
- Bakersfield, CA (BFD)