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train lines5
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About Martinez

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 469 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

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17210h 59m$76.44
Amtrak Coast Starlight226h 34m$47.14
Amtrak Capitol Corridor150h 41m$14.16
Amtrak San Joaquins142h 26m$19.76
Amtrak California Zephyr112h 10m$24.26
  • 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 Amtrak Coast Starlight is a service provided by Amtrak that connects Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast. The full journey winds through the Cascade Mountains, perfectly clipped vineyards, and dense coastal forest, allowing passengers to get a glimpse of the US west coast while enjoying air-conditioned cars, power outlets, complimentary onboard WiFi, and snacks.

  • 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 California Zephyr is one of the longest train routes in the United States, spanning from Chicago to Emeryville. With views of the Colorado and Mississippi rivers, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Rockies, it highlights some of the most stunning views the US has.

Which train carrier 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

$3.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Martinez, 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 Martinez. In the last month, trains from Napa to Martinez had the lowest average price at $5.00.

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.

The closest airport to Martinez is Buchanan Field (CCR), it is located 4.7 miles from the city center of Martinez.
Martinez ranks number 15 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 113 in United States. Martinez ranks number 18 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Martinez via train service. On average 222 direct daily train trips serve Martinez.
The population of Martinez is 38137. Martinez ranks number 67 in terms of population in California and number 331 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Martinez range from $3 for a short trip to Martinez, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Martinez starts at , and a longer trip by train to Martinez 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 $51.
People who take the train to Martinez 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 Martinez 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 Martinez is 601 Marina Vista Ave, located just 0.3 miles away. Select 601 Marina Vista Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Martinez. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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