Travel to San Francisco Made Easy with Amtrak®
With four routes of service, Amtrak offers a convenient and enjoyable travel option to the Bay Area, with spacious and comfortable seating, Wi-Fi (on select trains) as well as a variety of dining options on board.
San Francisco is served via thruway bus connections from nearby Emeryville across the bay to various travel hotspots and transfer hubs downtown. From the north, visitors can take the Coast Starlight from Seattle and Portland, or the Capitol Corridor from Sacramento. From the south the Coast Starlight travels daily from Los Angeles, and the San Joaquin offers departures from Bakersfield and Fresno. From the east, the California Zephyr travels from Chicago and Denver daily.
Whether traveling around Northern California for business or pleasure, skip the traffic and parking hassles and take the train. Capitol Corridor provides convenient, frequent, affordable daily service between Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose, and many places in between.
The San Joaquin provides a great way to travel throughout California's Central Valley. The San Joaquin runs multiple times daily between the San Francisco Bay Area (or Sacramento) and Bakersfield.
Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. The Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, coursing through the plains of Nebraska to Denver, across the Rockies to Salt Lake City, and then through Reno and Sacramento into Emeryville.
Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. En route daily between Seattle and Los Angeles, the Coast Starlight passes through Portland, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara.
Make sure to visit Amtrak online or call 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information, to book a trip, or view everyday discounts and promotional deals that help you save on travel for kids, seniors and AAA members. See where the train can take you today.