Travel Info

Book Your Bike

The Pacific Surfliner bicycle reservation system makes it easier to bring your bike aboard.  A bike reservation can be made at no additional cost and guarantees you a slot in the onboard bike rack.

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eTicketing is here!

eTicketing is available for one-way and roundtrip travel on San Joaquin® and Pacific Surfliner® trains, along with most Amtrak Thruway Buses.

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Where We Go

Amtrak California travels to more than 130 destinations in California and western Nevada.  To see where you can go, view our system map.

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Amtrak Guest Rewards

Travel on Amtrak California has its rewards.  Earn points each time you travel or shop - best of all, it's FREE.

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Pacific Business Class

Upgrade to Pacific Business Class and enjoy a host of additional amenities including reclining seats, more legroom, and complimentary snacks, beverages and newspapers.

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Accessibility

Amtrak California supports the Americans with Disabilities Act and we constantly strive to make our facilities and equipment more accessible to customers with disabilities.

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Baggage Guidelines

Take up to FOUR bags FREE on Amtrak California!  Certain restrictions apply.

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Bicycles on-Board

Bring Your Bicycle On-board - There are several options for transporting your bicycle with you on your Amtrak California trip.

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Boarding Information

Boarding the train is a simple process, but for the first-time train passenger, it can be somewhat overwhelming.  These steps are designed to help you...

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Fares & Tickets

Amtrak makes it easy to purchase tickets.  You have several options including online, by phone, Quik-Trak kiosk, from ticket agents at the station, and more...

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Food and Beverages

Feeling hungry? Amtrak California offers a myriad of seasonal sandwiches, salads and snacks. Just visit one of our Café Cars - and see what's on the menu today!

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On-Board Amenities

Amtrak California is a relaxing, comfortable way to travel.  Find out why so many people prefer traveling by train to other modes of travel...

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Passenger Identification Requirements

The State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable travel experience for everyone aboard Amtrak California trains and Amtrak Thruway buses. 

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Pets and Service Animals

Trained service animals accompanying passengers with disabilities are permitted in all customer areas in our stations, and on trains and Amtrak Thruway buses.

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Trip Planning

Amtrak California is a great way to travel.  Whether you’re taking that long-awaited California vacation or commuting to work, planning your trip is now even easier on AmtrakCalifornia.com.

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