Connections

Capitol Corridor connects with a number of transit networks to better serve our passengers, making it easy to travel car-free throughout Northern California, with a little planning

Transit Transfers

Capitol Corridor’s transfer program allows you to connect to local bus and light rail systems in most of the communities we serve. It’s free! See Transit Transfers.

Bus Connections

Together with Amtrak, Capitol Corridor operates several dedicated connecting bus routes that connect you from the train to areas throughout California and even to Nevada and Oregon. Visit our bus connections page.

BART Connections

Connect to BART, the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit system, at Richmond and Oakland Coliseum.

Clipper Card

Pre-Loaded Clipper cards are available for purchase in Café Car – $11 value ($3 new card fee waived). The Clipper card is accepted on many Capitol Corridor Connections, including:

  • BART
  • SF Muni
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry
Passengers cannot add value to Clipper cards on board Capitol Corridor trains; however, there are many convenient ways to load value including online and by setting up Clipper’s Autoload feature.

San Francisco Bay Ferry Connection

The Capitol Corridor/Amtrak station at Oakland Jack London Square is a short walk to the San Francisco Bay Ferry terminal. From here you can board a ferry for a relaxing and scenic ride to San Francisco (AT&T Park for Giants games, Pier 41, and the Ferry Building), South San Francisco, Alameda, Oakland, and Vallejo. Learn more.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SF MUNI)

Visit San Francisco’s key destinations and unique neighborhoods using the SF Muni system that is comprised of light rail, buses, cable cars, and historic streetcars. Capitol Corridor’s San Francisco – Transbay Temporary Terminal Station is shared with several Muni bus lines and discounted Muni tokens are sold aboard Capitol Corridor trains in the Café Car. Learn more 

Airport Connections

Capitol Corridor connects to the Oakland International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Sacramento International Airport and San Jose International Airport via local transit. See Airport Connections.

Joint Ticketing

To offer our Placer County passengers more flexibility, Capitol Corridor has established reciprocal ticketing programs with two local transit agencies. That means your ticket to ride just got better! See Joint Ticketing.

Flexible Car Sharing

There are some convenient options to get to your final destination. Checkout Zipcar.com or GIG Car Share which just launched an all-electric fleet of vehicles in Sacramento.  For a limited time, enter the promo code CCRAIL once you download the GIG Car Share app to receive two hours free.

Hertz Rental Car Services

Seamless Journey From The Rails To The Road. Hertz car rental services are available at San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and Emeryville stations. Visit hertz.com.

Tideline Water Shuttle to San Francisco

Tideline is a water shuttle with commuter service between the Berkeley Marina and downtown San Francisco at Pier 1.5 by the Ferry Building. The Berkeley Marina is one mile from the Berkeley Station, ideal for connecting via bike or a short bus ride on AC Transit’s Line 81, which has a stop just two minutes away on 4th St. From here, you’ll zip across the Bay in 20-30 minutes, with free Wi-Fi, beverage service, and flat screen TVs. Learn more. 

More Transit Information

For the San Francisco Bay Area, visit 511.org. For Sacramento visit sacregion511.org.

Station Tips

  • Buy tickets online so you don’t have to wait for a station agent or Quik-Trak machine.
  • Some stations require paid or validated parking so arrive early to allow enough time.
  • Bike parking is available at all stations, so if you don’t need your bike at your destination consider securing it at the station instead of bringing it on board.
  • Many stations have convenient connections to other transit providers. Be sure to ask the conductor for up to two transit transfers.
  • While waiting on the platform, be safe and stand behind the yellow line.
  • Only cross to another platform at designated crossings.