A Car-Free, Hassle-Free Trip to Lake Tahoe on the Capitol Corridor

August 5, 2017

Whether you’re planning a Lake Tahoe summer getaway to play in the water, cash in at the casinos, or simply enjoy the mountain air, driving there any time remotely close to peak commute hours, especially on a Friday, can be enough to make you reconsider your plans. What many Tahoe enthusiasts don’t realize is that it’s entirely possible to reach the Lake Tahoe area comfortably and hassle free on the Capitol Corridor. On Capitol Corridor trains, there’s room to stretch out, free wi-fi, and a Café Car serving light meals, snacks, wine, beer, spirits, and other beverages. The best part is you won’t waste hours slogging through traffic in a cramped car. More A Car-Free, Hassle-Free Trip to Lake Tahoe on the Capitol Corridor

Ten Tips for Super Bowl 50 Travel on the Capitol Corridor

January 29, 2016

As a transportation partner of Super Bowl 50 being held on Sunday, February 7, at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, Capitol Corridor will be operating special gameday service to help fans get to the action. If you’re lucky enough to be holding a ticket to the game and plan on taking the Capitol Corridor to Levi’s Stadium, follow these 10 travel tips for a safe and comfortable trip:

    1. Book your round-trip ticket online, in advance, at
      www.capitolcorridor.org/SB50 or via the Amtrak mobile app.


    1. If you’re traveling any other day than Sunday, February 7, be sure to use our regular schedule for planning your trip.


    1. Arrive at the train station at least half an hour early.


    1. Be safe and wait behind the yellow safety line.


    1. Check the NFL website for guidelines on what you can and cannot bring into the game.


    1. To ensure space for everyone on the train, use only one seat per person and store your personal bags and items under the seat or in the overhead racks.


    1. Have your paper or electronic ticket ready to show the conductor.


  1. If you move seats, take the seat check provided by the conductor with you.
  2. Gather your personal items and be prepared to get off at the Santa Clara/Great America Station, which is after the Fremont Station. Personal belongings may not be left on the train.
  3. Give yourself plenty of time to get back to the Santa Clara/Great America Station after the game, and exit the stadium through Gate F which is closest to the train station.

Cruise The San Francisco Bay and Experience Living History Aboard the USS Potomac

November 23, 2015

World War II veteran, Don Güt, and his companions from the Widowed Persons Social Club of Elk Grove snagged the premier spot aboard Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, the USS Potomac, for the annual November 11 Veteran’s Day cruise on the San Francisco Bay. The group started out their day from the Sacramento Amtrak station and rode the Capitol Corridor to Jack London Square in Oakland, where the Potomac has been docked and open to visitors since 1995. More Cruise The San Francisco Bay and Experience Living History Aboard the USS Potomac

Thanksgiving Travel Tips 2015

November 6, 2015


Here at Capitol Corridor, Thanksgiving is our busiest travel period, especially the Wednesday before and Sunday after. To ensure that your travel over Thanksgiving – and during the entire holiday season – is as comfortable and stress-free as possible, please keep the following holiday travel tips in mind: More Thanksgiving Travel Tips 2015