Taking the Capitol Corridor is a great 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 23, and on Friday, November 24 (in addition to Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26), will operate according to the Weekend/Holiday schedule.
- To accommodate the higher-than-normal 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, including an additional trip from Cal Poly to San Jose on Friday, 11/17; an additional trip from Chico State to Sacramento on Friday, 11/17; two additional trips from Sacramento back to Chico State on Sunday, 11/26; one additional trip from Humboldt State to Martinez on Friday, 11/17 and Saturday, 11/18; and two additional trips from Martinez back to Humboldt State on Saturday, 11/25 and Sunday, 11/26. The additional schedules are as follows:
FROM CAL POLY (FRIDAY, NOV 17)
Bus 6234 – connecting to Train 532, departing San Jose at 12:20pm
|Grover Beach (GVB)||8:00am|
|San Luis Obispo (SLO)||8:20am|
|Cal Poly (SLP)||8:30am|
|Arrive San Jose (SJC)||Noon|
FROM CHICO STATE (FRIDAY, NOV 17)
Bus 3816 – connecting to Train 543, departing Sacramento at 3:35pm
|Arrive Sacramento (SAC)||2:50pm|
TO CHICO STATE (SUNDAY, NOV 26)
Bus 3701 – connecting from Train 724 arriving Sacramento at 11:19am
|Depart Sacramento (SAC)||11:35am|
Bus 3719 – connecting from Train 742 arriving Sacramento at 8:04pm
|Depart Sacramento (SAC)||9:05pm|
FROM HUMBOLDT STATE (FRIDAY, NOV 17 & SATURDAY, NOV 18)
Friday, 11/17 Bus 6316 – connecting to Train 534 departing Martinez at 3:36pm or Train 543, departing Martinez at 4:36pm, and
Saturday, 11/18 Bus 6316 – connecting to Train 734 departing Martinez at 3:46pm or Train 743, departing Martinez at 4:56pm
|Ukiah (UKH)||12:00 Noon|
|Arrive Martinez (MTZ)||3:00pm|
TO HUMBOLDT STATE (SATURDAY, NOV 25 & SUNDAY, NOV 26)
Saturday, 11/25, Bus 6313 – connecting from Train 728 arriving Martinez at 12:00pm or Train 737, arriving Martinez at 1:11pm
|Depart Martinez (MTZ)||1:30pm|
Sunday, 11/26 Bus 6317 – connecting from Train 738 arriving Martinez at 5:59pm or Train 747, arriving Martinez at 6:41pm
|Departs Martinez (MTZ)||6:45pm|
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!