Route 18

Visalia • Hanford • SLO • Santa Maria

About Route 18

Wine tasting, whale watching and the best classic ice cream you’ve ever had are just a few things you can expect along Amtrak San Joaquins’ Route 18. Relax and let us drive you to the world-famous Madonna Inn, Tachi Palace Casino Resort, Hearst Castle, and more.

Panoramic view of Santa Maria beach with mountains in the background at sunset in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Amtrak Train
Big Sur


Relax on the way

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioned cabins, individual lighting, reclining seats & no middle seats
  • Outlets at every seat
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Guaranteed connections - If your train is running late, our Thruway Buses will wait for you, ensuring you arrive as early as possible.

Twilight sunset view of the skyline of downtown San Bernardino,
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