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About Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Amtrak Capitol Corridor is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Capitol Corridor tickets by searching Overall, Amtrak Capitol Corridor serves 288 routes, connecting 16 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Capitol Corridor runs an average of 1,184 trips per day and 16,580 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $2.50 to $43.00 based on a variety of factors.

Contact Amtrak Capitol Corridor

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


Amtrak Capitol Corridor train coverage

Daily Trips1,184

Amtrak Capitol Corridor train amenities

Amtrak Capitol Corridor
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Capitol Corridor

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 17 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 46 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 58 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 61 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 70 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 60 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 66 reviews

Amtrak Capitol Corridor Routes & Network

Amtrak Capitol Corridor’s train network features 288 train routes that connect 16 cities serving 18 stations. On average, Amtrak Capitol Corridor performs about 1184 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Capitol Corridor offers the highest number of daily train service include Berkeley and Sacramento.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Capitol Corridor

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Sacramento211:12 pm6:30 am
Davis2012:10 pm6:07 am
Emeryville2012:10 pm5:20 am
San Jose1912:10 pm5:20 am
Santa Clara1912:10 pm5:20 am
Berkeley1912:10 pm5:20 am
Oakland1812:10 pm6:20 am
Martinez1512:10 pm5:14 am
Richmond2012:10 pm5:07 am

Top States Served by Amtrak Capitol Corridor

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city

Amtrak Capitol Corridor reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Capitol Corridor

(Based on 76 reviews)

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Amtrak Capitol Corridor passenger reviews



October 3, 2021- Visiting friends

Sacramento to Santa Clara

Pros: Destination. Cons: People had to stand as train oversold tickets. Tips: No.

Pros: Destination. Cons: People had to stand as train oversold tickets. Tips: No.



October 1, 2021- Visiting family

Sacramento to Suisun City

Pros: Smooth ride all the way through a little bumpy as expected. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride you'll have a enjoying experience.

Pros: Smooth ride all the way through a little bumpy as expected. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride you'll have a enjoying experience.



August 24, 2021- Vacation

San Jose to Sacramento

Pros: It was so nice not to have to drive, to just relax and enjoy the interesting and pretty scenery. And, to be able to enjoy wine while we traveled! Cons: The staff were not super friendly; however, we really didn’t need to interact much. The food offerings in t...

Pros: It was so nice not to have to drive, to just relax and enjoy the interesting and pretty scenery. And, to be able to enjoy wine while we traveled! Cons: The staff were not super friendly; however, we really didn’t need to interact much. The food offerings in the cafe could be improved. There were really just snack food items, candy, chips, etc. we traveled at lunch time, so it would have been nice to have more of a meal. Even a sandwich would have been good! Didn’t feel real secure about leaving luggage in an open space… Tips: The place where you board the train is Sacramento is a pretty good walk from the building where you check in.




June 22, 2021- Business

Sacramento to Suisun City





June 9, 2021- Solo travel

Martinez to Sacramento

Pros: Excellent service. Tips: Use this site.

Pros: Excellent service. Tips: Use this site.

Most popular Amtrak Capitol Corridor routes

The train from Berkeley to Sacramento is Amtrak Capitol Corridor’s most popular route. Trips from Sacramento to Richmond and Sacramento to Emeryville are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Capitol Corridor routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Berkeley to Sacramento101h 45m$29
Sacramento to Richmond101h 26m$27
Sacramento to Emeryville101h 38m$29
Sacramento to Martinez100h 59m$19
Sacramento to Fremont72h 26m$35
Emeryville to Davis101h 25m$27
Oakland to Sacramento172h 3m$29
San Jose to Sacramento73h 6m$40
Sacramento to Santa Clara142h 49m$36

Amtrak Capitol Corridor Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Capitol Corridor 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 Capitol Corridor 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 Capitol Corridor Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Capitol Corridor offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Capitol Corridor 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 Capitol Corridor 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.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Capitol Corridor 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 Capitol Corridor 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.

What is Amtrak Capitol Corridor's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Capitol Corridor has 1184 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.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Capitol Corridor 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.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Capitol Corridor 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.

What are Amtrak Capitol Corridor’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Capitol Corridor’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Capitol Corridor 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.

Are meals or beverages available?

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

Do you have to print your Amtrak Capitol Corridor ticket?

Amtrak Capitol Corridor 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.

Does Amtrak Capitol Corridor offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Capitol Corridor 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 Capitol Corridor 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.

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With 1,184 Amtrak Capitol Corridor trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Capitol Corridor tickets start at just $2.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.