San Joaquins Schedules Changes Just in Time for Summer

June 28, 2021

It’s officially summer and Amtrak San Joaquins is the coolest way to arrive at your destination. To help make this happen, Amtrak San Joaquins has restored key aspects of our service on our intercity passenger rail and thruway bus service schedule. Whether it’s a day trip with the family, the daily work commute, weekend getaway, or travel to a local event, Amtrak San Joaquins has got you covered. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, schedule changes for our trains and buses are as follows:

  • Train service adjustments: 
    • Daily service on Train 717, which heads northbound, leaving Bakersfield at 2:12 pm, traveling through the Valley and arriving in Oakland at 8:31 pm.
    • Daily service on Train 714, which heads southbound, leaving Oakland at 11:36am, traveling through the Valley and arriving in Bakersfield at 5:57 pm.

Thruway Buses service offerings:

    • Route 1, which covers Bakersfield to Los Angeles to San Diego; 
    • Route 3, which covers Redding to Sacramento to Stockton; and
    • Route 99, which connects Oakland to Emeryville and San Francisco.

As ridership continues to increase, face masks will continue to be required to ensure passenger safety. Additionally, stringent cleaning and sanitation protocols will continue. Disinfection wipe downs are being performed multiple times each day on all high touch surfaces, and hand sanitizer is available for use by passengers. Amtrak San Joaquins will continue to offer the capacity indicator for customers searching to travel in trains and buses that are less crowded. The capacity indicator displays real-time capacity when booking.  If capacity exceeds your comfort level, you can change your ticket without incurring a change fee (a fare difference may apply to your new itinerary). Amtrak San Joaquins encourages its riders to review the Visit California “Responsible Travel Code”  for tips on how to plan thoughtful, safe, and respectful travel.

Warm weather is here and it’s time for fun in the sun! That’s why we’re offering 20% off single rider tickets with Saver Fare when booking 7 days in advance. Plan out your summer travel and book your trip today!

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