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
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.
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.
Connect to BART, the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit system, at Richmond and Oakland Coliseum.
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:
- SF Muni
- San Francisco Bay Ferry
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 about San Francisco Bay Ferry fares and tickets.
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 is a 4-minute walk from the nearest light rail stop. Discounted Muni tokens are sold aboard Capitol Corridor trains in the Café Car. Learn more about Muni’s routes, fares and schedules.
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 about Tideline’s commuter service.
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.
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.
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.
Flexible Car Sharing
If you live in the SF Bay Area, or frequently visit, you may want to consider signing up for a flexible car sharing program, if you must have a car to get to your destination. Checkout Zipcar.com
More Transit Information
- 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.