Starting Monday, June 20, 2016, there will be significant changes to train and bus schedules for the San Joaquin Amtrak route, including additional round-trip train service between the San Francisco Bay Area and Bakersfield. As a result, there will be schedule adjustments to some of the Capitol Corridor’s bus routes that are shared with the San Joaquin. Capitol Corridor train schedules are not affected.
The connecting bus schedules that are available as a PDF on the Capitol Corridor website will be updated during the week of June 20. In the meantime, to get accurate bus times for all trips on June 20 or after, it is best to use the booking tool on the Capitol Corridor website, Amtrak website, or Amtrak mobile app. You can also speak with station personnel, or call 1-877-974-3322 for assistance with your travel plans. Please note that some new bus times may be earlier than the current schedule, so it is important to confirm the correct schedule for travel on or after June 20.
The following is a summary of what’s happening for each connecting bus route:
Sacramento – Truckee/Reno/Sparks
There are no changes to westbound trips to Sacramento; however, there are time adjustments to eastbound trips departing Sacramento.
Sacramento – South Lake Tahoe
Martinez – Santa Rosa
There are some time adjustments.
Emeryville – San Francisco
All buses connecting with San Joaquin trains are affected except the one connecting with Train 718. Buses that connect specifically to Capitol Corridor trains are not affected.
San Jose – Salinas/Monterey (via Monterey Salinas Transit)
There are time adjustments on weekends that went into effect on May 28.
San Jose – San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara (Coast buses)
There are some time adjustments that went into effect on June 6.
San Jose – Santa Cruz (via Highway 17 Express)
Visit the San Joaquin page of the Amtrak website for more details on this change.