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Your Connection to California

Whether you are looking for excitement or relaxation, Amtrak San Joaquins is your Connection to California.


We’ll help you explore the state, with 18 train stations from Los Angeles to Sacramento and the Bay Area, and bus connections to 135 destinations in California and Nevada, including Yosemite, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Napa Valley, Las Vegas and Reno.


Don’t know where to go? Read our trip ideas below. Be sure to check out organizations we partner with and their San Joaquins rider discounts.

Want to plan an adventure? Check out our trip ideas below.


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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

With iconic waterfalls, giant sequoias and awe-inspiring cliffs, Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country. No matter the time of year, there’s something to see, like the blooming wildflowers in the spring or the Horsetail Firefall in the winter.
Graffiti art in Oakland

Oakland Jack London Square

Discover Oakland’s waterfront and enjoy shows, festivals, dining, shopping and the Chabot Space & Science Center.
The Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco

Known as one of the most eclectic cities in the nation, the adventures are unlimited with all the attractions the city offers.
The Golden 1 center in Sacramento


Everyone should spend some time in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Take a stroll through the Old Sacramento Waterfront, view local art and murals, or catch a concert or Kings game at Golden 1 Center.
Walt Disney statue at Disney Land

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the most well-known cities in the world. Hollywood stars, beaches, Disneyland, the Getty Museum and so much more.
A woman and her child


Set in the center of California, Fresno is a one-of-a-kind experience. View the most beautiful views, eat fresh farm-to-fork cuisines and find out what makes Fresno so unique.
An example of a Napa wine trip

Napa Wine Country

Experience the Napa Valley Spirit for a week, day, glass or meal. With more than 400 wineries, Napa Valley is known for world-class wine, as well as its beautiful countryside and perfect year-round weather.
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