California Train Routes

Getting around in California by train is green and efficient. Trains and Amtrak Thruway buses reach more than 90 destinations in the Golden State, including all the top travel destinations such as San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Learn more about each route and get ready for your California rail travel.
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    National Parks

    Explore some of America’s greatest National Parks: Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Muir Woods, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Redwood and Sequoia—to name a few.
    The Trails & Rails program will enrich your National Park experience along the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historical Trail with educational presentations and additional materials, maps and resources offered in collaboration with the National Park Service.
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    Gaze in wonder as you glide past stunning vistas on the Coast Starlight, consistently rated one of America’s most scenic train trips. Snake along rugged inlets and cliffs that hug sapphire blue waters.
    Or sit back and soak up the sun and splendor of the Pacific Coast as the Pacific Surfliner transports you (and your surfboard) to the great beach towns of Southern California, including San Diego, Oceanside and Solana Beach.
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    Urban Excitement

    One state. Great cities. Countless memories. California invites you to sample the unique flavors of its biggest cities, from the bright lights of LA to the hills and thrills of San Francisco. Enjoy world-class museums and performing arts venues, big league ball parks and legendary amusement parks.
    Explore culturally diverse neighborhoods and bustling city centers. Ride San Francisco’s iconic cable cars and wander along Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

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Pacific Surfliner
San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego
Immerse yourself in the total Southern California experience aboard the Pacific Surfliner. From rugged coastlines to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the historic charm of San Diego, the Pacific Surfliner invites you to bring your bike, your board, your clubs and your appetite to some of the hottest spots and coolest destinations SoCal has to offer.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Train Routes in California