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San Joaquins

San Francisco Bay Area / Sacramento - Bakersfield / Southern California
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Connecting You to California

The San Joaquins provides a great way to travel throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley is California's premier agricultural region, bordered on the west by the coastal mountain ranges, and on the east by California's magnificent Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Death Valley National Parks.

The San Joaquins runs multiple times daily between the San Francisco Bay Area (or Sacramento) and Bakersfield, where Amtrak Thruway buses connect you to great Southern California destinations. Other stops along the way include Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Martinez and Fresno. Easy Thruway bus connections to San Francisco are made at Emeryville.

Get Started Exploring California's Heartland

We've put together a special San Joaquins travel planner to help you find the best places to go using the San Joaquins, including how to get there by train.

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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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Frequency
Multiple Departures Daily
Length of Trip
6 hours 15 minutes
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Checked Baggage Service Wi-Fi
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