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About Amtrak San Joaquins

Amtrak's San Joaquins line offers one of the most convenient ways to travel throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. Permanently added to Amtrak's network in 1974 after a three-year hiatus, the San Joaquins train line has been serving California for over 40 years.

The San Joaquins line provides service throughout the San Joaquin Valley and Northern California, with trains running daily between the San Francisco Bay Area and Bakersfield. Stops on this line include Fresno, Martinez, Modesto, and Stockton, with a complete end-to-end trip taking approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes. The San Joaquins allows locals and tourists alike to visit many of California's main attractions, including the Sacramento History Museum and the Bakersfield Museum of Art.

Although some amenities and accommodations vary by train, when aboard the Amtrak San Joaquins, you can expect lavatories, individual power outlets, onboard WiFi, and cafe services. However, food and beverage offerings may be suspended due to COVID-19. Most trains only provide coach-class seating, as well as carry-on bicycles.

Amtrak San Joaquins is known for being the seventh busiest Amtrak line in the United States, as well as the train carrier's third-busiest in the state of California. Although the San Joaquins is a hugely popular train route, the service maintains the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness, ensuring that every one of its hundreds of passengers is taken care of throughout their journey.

Amtrak San Joaquins is an official partner of Wanderu and has been one since 2015. Wanderu makes it simple to browse and purchase train tickets for all of Amtrak's services across America. And if you are an Amtrak Guest Rewards member, don’t forget to enter your unique number during checkout, so you can continue collecting points.

Contact Amtrak San Joaquins

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Online support: Amtrak San Joaquins website

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Amtrak San Joaquins Amenities

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Amtrak San Joaquins train coverage

Daily Trips468

What travelers are saying about Amtrak San Joaquins

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak San Joaquins had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 168 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 193 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 246 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 269 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 261 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 264 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 255 reviews

Amtrak San Joaquins reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak San Joaquins

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Amtrak San Joaquins passenger reviews



29 March 2024- Solo travel

Emeryville to Fresno

Pros: I love. Cons: I recommend my friends. Tips: Everything is good.



28 March 2024- Visiting friends

Bakersfield to Fresno

Pros: the pricing and how spacious the seating is really is a bargain, we even got there almost 10 minutes early!! Tips: don’t think twice, just book it!


Jose Guttierez

26 March 2024- Business

Bakersfield to Fresno

Pros: Your website was very efficient. The amtrack app seems to have some bugs. But wanderu was awesome. I'll definitely be using it from now on, thanks! Cons: No suggestions come to mind. Tips: Yes, to definitely try wanderu it will be a stress free experience.



24 March 2024- Business

Antioch to Stockton

Pros: Boarding at Antioch/Pittsburg Station. Cons: Keep the Antioch/Pittsburg station in its present location, thus allowing accessibility to all citizens of an already vulnerable and disadvantaged community. Tips: Take advantage of the Antioch/ Pittsburgh stations. The gateway to the wonders of two historic and prospering cities.



1 February 2024- Solo travel

Antioch to Stockton

Pros: The availability of the Antioch/Pittsburg Amtrak Station at its present location. Cons: Keep the Antioch/Pittsburg Amtrak Station. Tips: Contact your local, state and other elected government officials to support the continued operations of the Antioch/Pittsburg Amtrak Station .

Amtrak San Joaquins Routes & Network

Amtrak San Joaquins’s train network features 240 train routes that connect 17 cities serving 18 stations. On average, Amtrak San Joaquins performs about 468 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak San Joaquins offers the highest number of daily train service include Emeryville and Stockton.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak San Joaquins

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Fresno1111:12 am4:19 am
Stockton1111:12 am4:57 am
Emeryville1511:12 am4:57 am
Hanford1211:12 am4:49 am
Bakersfield91:26 pm6:12 am
Merced711:12 am3:42 am
Modesto1211:12 am4:19 am
Oakland1511:12 am4:57 am
Sacramento171:12 am5:44 am

Most popular Amtrak San Joaquins routes

The train from Emeryville to Stockton is Amtrak San Joaquins’s most popular route. Trips from Oakland to Fresno and Stockton to Oakland are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak San Joaquins routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Emeryville to Stockton51h 33m£6
Oakland to Fresno34h 9m£18
Stockton to Oakland41h 49m£8
Richmond to Stockton31h 24m£8
Sacramento to Fresno13h 19m£14
Fresno to Stockton62h 19m£11
Bakersfield to Fresno61h 59m£10
Emeryville to Fresno53h 59m£15
Fresno to Hanford60h 32m£4

Amtrak San Joaquins Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak San Joaquins tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak San Joaquins ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak San Joaquins Train Guide & FAQs

Yes, Amtrak San Joaquins offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak San Joaquins will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak San Joaquins WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge-watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak San Joaquins trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak San Joaquins might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, Amtrak San Joaquins has 468 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Amtrak San Joaquins does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Amtrak San Joaquins requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak San Joaquins trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Amtrak San Joaquins provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Amtrak San Joaquins does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Amtrak San Joaquins goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak San Joaquins offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak San Joaquins tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 468 Amtrak San Joaquins trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak San Joaquins tickets start at just £2.41. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak San Joaquins tickets?

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