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About Chico

Chico is the largest city in California north of Sacramento, as well as the cultural and economic heart of the northern Sacramento Valley. In addition, the city is a college town, home to California State University.

Chico is a California city famed for its world-famous golf course, wooded paths popular with hikers and environmental enthusiasts, and the massive Bidwell Park. If you're visiting Chico, you can't miss Bidwell Park, which spans 2500 acres of natural beauty.

Chico has the most fantastic steakhouse at the 5th Street Steakhouse. The highly recommended Unwined Kitchen & Bar is only two blocks away, serving the best bar food and drinks. There is no shortage of nightlife in Chico, the best cocktail bar (Duffy's Tavern) is only 100m away from central Chico, and if you are craving a club, The Beach Nightclub is the best option.

Amtrak has one of the major train stations in Chico, with service to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, and more. For buses, Jefferson Lines offers routes from cities like Seattle, Phoenix, Sacramento to Chico.

What train companies travel to Chico, California?

Located in California, Chico is accessible by train from 18 other cities. You can choose from 71 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Chico on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Coach tickets to Chico are also available..

Train companies serving Chico

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13411h 4m£57.17
Amtrak Coast Starlight239h 18m£89.15
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space.

Which train carrier has the best service to Chico?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Chico by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Coast Starlight had the most comfortable train service to Chico taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Coast Starlight offers. They rate Amtrak Coast Starlight a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Chico punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Chico, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

£13.84 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Chico, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Chico. In the last month, trains from Sacramento to Chico had the lowest average price at £13.84.

The main train station in Chico is 450 Orange St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Chico.

Chico ranks number 25 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 125 in United States. Chico ranks number 22 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Chico via train service. On average 19 direct daily train trips serve Chico.
The population of Chico is 90316. Chico ranks number 39 in terms of population in California and number 169 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Chico range from for a short trip to Chico, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Chico starts at , and a longer trip by train to Chico can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £66.
People who take the train to Chico are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Chico easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Chico is 450 Orange St, located just 0.6 miles away. Select 450 Orange St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Chico. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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