San Francisco January 20, 2017
6 Incredible Day Trips You Can Take From San Francisco By Train
Trains are not used enough in exploring the beauty of California and the West Coast in general. There are train trips to enjoy from San Francisco, so take a chance on these fun routes. Don’t worry, a train trip is more than possible in the San Francisco Bay area. If you’re looking to take a step back in time then take a look at these six wonderful day trips from San Francisco. All of these train trips are in the San Francisco Bay area. Now, pack your bags and board the train. Ready to go!
1. Capitol Corridor on Amtrak
The Capitol Corridor is a 168-mile passenger train route by Amtrak. The Capitol Corridor is a popular route, this train take you to Auburn, in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, through the Sacramento area, and eventually to Emeryville where one can transfer to a bus to San Francisco. You can also continue onward to Santa Clara and San Jose.
2. Coast Starlight on Amtrak
The Coast Starlight is a passenger train by Amtrak. Board at Emeryville if you're in San Francisco and take a day trip to Davis, Chico, or any number of stops locally. The Coast Starlight is a special route because it features a first-class lounge car called the "Pacific Parlour Car".
3. Napa Valley Wine Train
The Napa Valley Wine Train is 18 miles long and runs between Napa and St. Helena. Although a short ride, this train goes through Yountville, Rutherford and Oakville. The most unique aspect of this train is that the route passes by many of the best vineyards and wineries in Napa.
4. Altamont Corridor Express
Altamont Corridor Express connects Stockton and San Jose, so you need to get to Pleasanton from San Francisco. The route is 86-miles and includes ten stops, and WIFI is available. More information on routes
5. San Joaquin by Amtrak
The San Joaquin train by Amtrak takes you to Fresno, Stockton, and as far as Bakersfield. Start your journey at the Oakland station and explore the San Joaquin valley for a fun day trip.
6. California Zephyr on Amtrak
The California Zephyr operated by Amtrak runs locally through Martinez, Sacramento, and on to Truckee. You can continue to Reno, NV for a more scenic route.
Have you taken any of these trains? Let us know your opinions. Also, if you’re curious check out
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