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Bus Routes

Bus Routes

Take Travel Further with Connecting Buses

Get the lowest fares every day and everywhere with Amtrak San Joaquins Thruway Bus Routes! We’ll take you to beautiful, unique, and fun places throughout Californiaand even to Las Vegas!

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The various bus routes

Explore our various Thruway Bus routes, schedules, local attractions, and stop details. Thruway Buses iconBus-Only Trips Allowed
Route 1: Fresno to San Diego

Travel from the Central Valley to Southern California’s most iconic cities.

Route 1C: Bakersfield to Santa Monica

Hit the beach or the books with stops to the Santa Monica Pier and UCLA.

Route 3: Stockton to Redding

Reach the far Northern California national forests with connections from the State Capitol.

Route 6: Stockton to Santa Cruz

Connect from valley to valley with trips between Stockton, Livermore, San Jose and down to Santa Cruz.

Route 7: Martinez to Arcata

Discover internationally acclaimed Napa wineries, ride the 131-year-old Willits Historic Skunk Train through the scenic redwood forest.

Route 10: Santa Barbara to Las Vegas

Surf the tide in Santa Barbara, camp out in Death Valley National Park or roll the dice in Vegas!

Route 15

No matter the time of year at Yosemite National Park, there’s something to see, like the blooming wildflowers in the spring or the Horsetail Firefall in the winter.

Route 15A: Merced to Yosemite National Park

Hop on the Yarts bus and visit Yosemite’s waterfalls, blooming wildflowers and dogwood trees, and active wildlife.

Route 15B: Fresno to Yosemite National Park

Witness the giant sequoias and awe-inspiring cliffs, Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country.

Route 18: Visalia to Santa Maria

Go wine tasting in Paso Robles, whale watching in San Luis Obispo or play your cards at Tachi Palace in Lemoore!

Route 19: Bakersfield to San Bernadino

Visit Pasadena for shopping and dining, hike at San Bernardino National Forest, or visit Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield!

Route 20: Sparks to Sacramento

Experience breathtaking mountainous views as you ride up to Reno and get dropped off for a stay at the Nugget.

Route 20C: South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento

Plan an escape up to Lake Tahoe one of the natural wonders on the West Coast.

Route 40: Future Thruway Bus Route

Route 99: Oakland to San Francisco

Land in the heart of downtown San Francisco and make memories that will last a lifetime.


With iconic waterfalls, giant sequoias and awe-inspiring cliffs, Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country.

Amenities Onboard our Buses

Stay connected with free Wi-fi

Browse the internet, stream movies and music, or work remotely with our free WI-FI.

Relax in comfort

With our air conditioned cabins, individual lighting, lack of middle seats and reclining seats, our buses are designed for comfort.

Spacious interior

We make room for you to relax, stay entertained and stretch out- including tables on some buses!