On Wednesday, November 25 only, there will be 2 additional bus trips scheduled to provide service between Grover Beach and the San Jose Amtrak station (including the stop at Cal Poly), so that passengers will have more train connection options during the busiest travel day of the year.
GROVER BEACH TO SAN JOSE
Special Holiday Bus 6232 – connecting to Train 532, departing San Jose at 12:20pm
Special Holiday Bus 6242 – connecting to Train 542, departing San Jose at 4:20pm
These buses will also make the return trips from the San Jose Amtrak station, meaning there will also be 2 additional bus trips to accommodate passengers connecting from trains arriving in San Jose to buses headed to San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach.
SAN JOSE TO GROVER BEACH
Special Holiday Bus 6235 – connecting from Train 535, arriving San Jose at 1:18pm
Special Holiday Bus 6243 – connecting from Train 543, arriving San Jose at 6:48pm
Travel reminders . . .
All connecting buses require advance reservations, and during Thanksgiving week buses fill up very quickly. For this reason, we encourage passengers to book their travel in advance, and if possible, try to avoid traveling on the busiest days – the day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after. Please also be reminded of Amtrak’s baggage policy. You may bring two bags and two carry-on personal items, collectively weighing up to 150 pounds, for free. Excess baggage will cost $20. Read our Holiday Travel Tips on the Get on Board blog for more helpful travel reminders.