How to get to Martinez by train
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Martinez is a community in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area located on the southern bank of the Carquinez Strait. It's known for its antique shops and wonderfully preserved historic structures. Martinez, founded in 1849, is one of California's oldest towns, with almost 40,000 residents and a thriving downtown area packed with things to see and do. Martinez is a busy waterfront neighborhood with a diverse range of retail, service, entertainment, and food options.
If you are a museum lover, the Martinez Museum is dedicated to preserving Martinez's history and legacy. If you're not into the museum vibe, you can check out the amazing George Miller Trail, which connects Martinez and Port Costa. The trail is open to walkers, bikers, and equestrians.
Martinez's Amtrak has several train lines that stop in downtown Martinez, making it an ideal mode of transportation to get to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and more. Buses from Laytonville, Rohnert Park, Garberville, Eureka, and Ukiah go to Martinez. The closest airport is the Oakland International Airport, which is about 40 miles away.
What train companies travel to Martinez, California?
Located in California, Martinez is accessible by train from 71 other cities. You can choose from 464 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Martinez on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Martinez are also available..
Train companies serving Martinez
|Amtrak Coast Starlight
|Amtrak Capitol Corridor
|Amtrak San Joaquins
|Amtrak California Zephyr
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.
Since 1991, Capitol Corridor has connected Auburn to San Jose, with stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, and 15 other cities in Northern California. The route's convenient transport to various cities includes breathtaking scenery guaranteed to help pass the time. Each train offers onboard WiFi and a cafe car for the comfort of passengers, as well as ample bicycle and luggage storage.
After becoming a permanent Amtrak rail route in 1974, the San Joaquins has offered train services throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. The line runs daily from the San Francisco Bay Area to Bakersfield, with many stops in between, including Martinez and Modesto. Although Amtrak San Joaquins is one of the nation's busiest routes, it is renowned for being impeccably clean and safe, with passenger comfort remaining the carrier's highest priority. Most of the trains on this line are equipped with lavatories, onboard WiFi, disabled access, and personal power outlets, ensuring a comfortable journey for every passenger.
Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.
Which train service has the best service to Martinez?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Martinez by train with Amtrak Coast Starlight giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak California Zephyr had the most comfortable train service to Martinez taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak California Zephyr offers. They rate Amtrak California Zephyr a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Martinez punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Capitol Corridor has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Martinez, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main train station in Martinez is 601 Marina Vista Ave. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Martinez.
Top train routes to and from Martinez
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