Taking the Capitol Corridor is a convenient and relaxing way to visit family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday week. Keep in mind this is also our busiest period, so you’ll want to plan your travel in advance, and read our Holiday Travel Tips from the blog, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. Following is important information about the Capitol Corridor’s Thanksgiving week service.
- Train and bus service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, and on Friday, November 23 (in addition to Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25), will operate according to the Weekend/Holiday schedule.
- To accommodate the unusually high ridership, particularly on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after, we will have additional cars available for select regularly scheduled trains.
- We will be adding extra capacity on some of our busiest regularly scheduled connecting bus routes to accommodate students traveling to and from Cal Poly, Chico State, and Humboldt State. The additional bus trips (organized by school) are as follows:
FROM CAL POLY (FRIDAY, NOV 16)
Bus 6234 – connecting to Train 532, departing San Jose at 12:20pm
|Depart Grover Beach (GVB)||8:00am|
|San Luis Obispo (SLO)||8:20am|
|Cal Poly (SLP)||8:30am|
|Arrive San Jose (SJC)||Noon|
FROM CAL POLY (SATURDAY, NOV 17)
Bus 6228 – connecting to Train 728, departing San Jose at 10:10am
|Depart Grover Beach (GVB)||5:50am|
|San Luis Obispo (SLO)||6:10am|
|Cal Poly (SLP)||6:20am|
|Arrive San Jose (SJC)||9:50am|
Bus 6288 – connecting to Train 738, departing San Jose at 4:10pm
|Depart Grover Beach (GVB)||11:50am|
|San Luis Obispo (SLO)||12:10pm|
|Cal Poly (SLP)||12:20pm|
|Arrive San Jose (SJC)||3:50pm|
TO CAL POLY (SUNDAY, NOV 25)
Bus 6241 – connecting from Train 741, arriving San Jose at 5:18pm
|Depart San Jose (SJC)||5:25pm|
|Cal Poly (SLP)||8:55pm|
|San Luis Obispo (SLO)||9:05pm|
|Arrive Grover Beach (GVB)||9:25pm|
Bus 6247 – connecting from Train 747, arriving San Jose at 8:48pm
|Depart San Jose (SJC)||8:55pm|
|Cal Poly (SLP)||12:25am|
|San Luis Obispo (SLO)||12:35am|
|Arrive Grover Beach (GVB)||12:55am|
FROM CHICO STATE (FRIDAY, NOV 16)
(Please Note: Due to the wildfires near Chico, classes at Chico State have been suspended through Thanksgiving and will resume on Monday, November 26.)
Bus 3716* – connecting to Train 543, departing Sacramento at 3:35pm
|Depart Chico (CIC)||12:40pm|
|Arrive Sacramento (SAC)||2:50pm|
*Then regular schedule to Stockton.
TO CHICO STATE (SUNDAY, NOV 25)
Bus 3703 – connecting from Train 724 arriving Sacramento at 11:24am
|Depart Sacramento (SAC)||11:45am|
|Arrive Chico (CIC)||1:45pm|
Bus 3719 – connecting from Train 742 arriving Sacramento at 8:04pm
|Depart Sacramento (SAC)||10:35pm|
|Chico (CIC)||12:35am (11/26)|
FROM HUMBOLDT STATE (FRIDAY, NOV 16, SATURDAY, NOV 17 & SUNDAY, Nov 18)
Friday, 11/16 Bus 6310 – connecting to Train 522 departing Martinez at 7:11am or Train 523, departing Martinez at 6:31am
Saturday, 11/17 Bus 6310 – connecting to Train 720 departing Martinez at 9:01am or Train 723, departing Martinez at 7:11am
Sunday, 11/18 Bus 6310 – connecting to Train 720 departing Martinez at 9:01am or Train 723, departing Martinez at 7:11am
|Depart Arcata (ARC)||12:30am|
|Arrive Martinez (MTZ)||6:00am|
TO HUMBOLDT STATE (SATURDAY, NOV 24 & SUNDAY, NOV 25)
Bus 6315 – connecting from Train 736 and Train 743, both arriving Martinez at 4:56pm
|Depart Martinez (MTZ)||5:30pm|
|Arrive Arcata (ARC)||Midnight|
Please keep in mind that many connecting bus routes require reservations and fill up fast. We encourage you to book early, and if possible, avoid travel on the busiest days — the day before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Once you’ve booked your ticket, there’s no need to print it; you can pull up the PDF of your ticket (with the QR code) on your phone and show the conductor.
Got luggage? Please review Amtrak’s baggage policy. You may bring two bags and two carry-on personal items, collectively weighing up to 150 pounds, for free. Excess bags will cost $20.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Capitol Corridor this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels!