Amtrak operates four train routes that pass through the Bay Area. If you’re from anywhere outside of the Bay Area (such as Redding, Modesto, Merced, Bakersfield, SLO, LA, San Diego, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, or San Jose), taking the Amtrak may be a convenient method of transportation to get to and from home during vacations.
Riding on the Amtrak can often be more cost-efficient than driving or flying and provides you with some of the best views of the state and the country.
Which routes serve UC Berkeley?
|Amtrak Route||Destinations||Schedule||Where to catch it?|
|Capitol Corridor||San Jose to Davis, Auburn, & Sacramento||Link||Berkeley, Emeryville, and Richmond|
|Coast Starlight||Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Redding, Chico, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles||Link||Oakland and Emeryville|
|San Joaquins||Oakland to Bakersfield (with bus connections to Los Angeles)||Link||Oakland, Emeryville, and Richmond|
|California Zephyr||Sacramento, Truckee, Reno NV, Salt Lake City UT, Denver CO, Lincoln & Omaha NE, Chicago IL||Link||Emeryville and Richmond|
Are there Student Discounts Available?
Yes. Visit Amtrak San Joaquins for California-specific deals and discounts, including student 6-tix specials.
Can a UC Berkeley Employee use commuter benefits on Amtrak?
Yes. Purchase Amtrak fares via Wageworks.com, either through tickets or with the commuter card. Details on using Wageworks
Are there other discounts available?
Yes, through the Amtrak website