Amtrak San Joaquins Schedule
Amtrak San Joaquins

The Amtrak San Joaquins: A new passenger’s guide

Amtrak San Joaquins offers several daily trains serving the San Francisco Bay Area—Sacramento to Bakersfield—Southern California, with endpoints in Bakersfield, Oakland, Sacramento, CA, and several intermediate stops.

A quick look at the Amtrak San Joaquins

This train service extended its reach with a connecting bus service.

  • This train has coach class accommodations.
    • There is no business class on this train.
  • There is a cafe car where you can get a snack as you travel throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
  • The Amtrak San Joaquins uses either single or bi-level equipment.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • You can add bikes to your reservation.
  • This train also offers several Amtrak connecting services to LA and many more communities.
  • The train does not offer a checked bag service.
    • You can carry your bags.
  • Get the Amtrak San Joaquins schedule.
Amtrak Connecting Service Bus
Amtrak Connecting Service Bus

The Amtrak San Joaquins accommodations

Find out the basis of the San Joaquins so you are ready for your next trip.

Equipment Used The San Joaquins

Amtrak San Joaquins
Amtrak’s San Joaquins (a California regional train) sits in Bakersfield, CA, waiting for its crew and passengers to board.

The San Joaquins uses single-level or two-level (or bi-level) equipment using California or long-distance Superliners.

Seating Accommodations

The San Joaquins offers Coach seating, which features:

  • Comfortable seats
  • A fold-down tray
  • Individual reading lights
  • 120v grounded (three-prong) electric outlets.
  • Some train sets may have seats that face each other with a table between them.
  • Storage is above your seat, or you can use the in-car luggage racks to put your belongings.

This train does not offer business class.

Wi-fi & Entertainment

  • Amtrak offers free Wi-Fi on this train.
    • While free, it does have some restrictions, for it can throttle or not allow streaming.
    • You may not be able to download or upload large files.
    • This train does not offer streaming entertainment, but here are some entertainment ideas for you.

Amtrak Connecting Service

Amtrak Thruway Service offers connecting transportation to destinations like:

  • LA
  • San Fransico and the Bay Area
  • Bakersfield
  • Long Beach
  • And more.


You can purchase food on the train or bring some with you.

The Cafe Car

Amtrak Food
I got my cafe car food back to my seat

The cafe car offers:

  • Hot and cold meals
  • Snacks
  • Hot and cold beverages.
    • Adult beverages are also sold.

You can consume your purchases in the cafe or at your seat.

Conductors and the cafe car attendant will let you know when it is open and its location, generally at the one end of the train.

Bringing Food On The Amtrak San Joaquins

Amtrak allows passengers to bring personal food and drink aboard the train. However, you can only consume what you obtain at your seat, not in the cafe.

While you can bring alcohol on the train, you can’t consume it on the rails. If you get caught drinking your own or get out of hand, you can be removed from the train.

Amtrak San Joaquins Add-ons

There are a few things you can add to your train reservation.


You can bring up to 50 lbs. Standard bicycle sizes apply. Maximum tire width: 2,” for more information, read Amtrak’s bike policy. This can vary from train to train.

Pets and service animals

Pets are not permitted on this train.

If you want to bring a service or comfort animal on the train, please read the Amtrak service animal policy for booking instructions and requirements.


This train does not offer a checked bag service.

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and 
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
  • If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each. 

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Amtrak San Joaquins Schedule

This train offers connection services, including San Fransico, Los Angeles, and other intermediate stops. The times listed are the departure times. The PDF below this schedule includes connecting services.

Amtrak San Joaquins Schedule Northbound

Bakersfield, CA (BFD)4:12a8:12a12:12p2:12p4:12p6:12p0
Wasco, CA (WAC)4:39a8:39a12:39p2:39p4:39p6:39p25
Corcoran, CA (COC)5:14a9:14a1:19p 3:19p5:19p7:19p63
Hanford, CA (HNF)5:34a9:34a1:39p3:39p5:39p 7:39p80
Fresno, CA (FNO)6:12a10:16a2:16p4:16p6:16p 8:16p110
Madera, CA (MDR)6:38a10:42a2:42p 4:42p6:42p8:42p136
Merced, CA (MCD)7:23a*11:23a*3:23p*5:23p*7:23p* 9:19p*168
Turlock-Denair, CA (TRK)7:45a11:45a3:45p5:45p7:45p9:41p 192
Modesto, CA (MOD)8:03a12:03p4:03p6:03p8:03p9:57p 204
Stockton, CA – San Joaquin Street Station (SKN)8:40a12:40p4:40p6:40p8:40p10:29p233
Antioch-Pittsburg, CA (ACA)9:08a1:08p5:09p7:08p9:08p264
Martinez, CA (MTZ)9:31a1:31p5:32p7:32p9:31p283
 Richmond, CA (RIC)9:55a1:55p5:56p7:56p 9:57p302
Emeryville, CA (EMY)10:10a2:15p6:15p8:16p10:20p310
Oakland, CA – Jack London Square Station (OKJ)10:28a2:28p6:28p8:31p10:30p315
Lodi, CA (LOD)10:44p249
Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Valley Station (SAC)11:35p285
* Ten-minute stop

Amtrak San Joaquins Schedule Southbound

Sacramento, CA (SAC)
Sacramento Valley Station
Lodi, CA (LOD)7:04a36
Stockton, CA (SKT)
Robert J. Cabral Station
Oakland, CA (OKJ)
Jack London Square Station
7:36a 9:36a11:36a1:36p5:36p0
Emeryville, CA (EMY)7:46a9:46a11:46a1:46p5:46p5
 Richmond, CA (RIC)7:54a9:54a11:55a1:55p5:54p13
Martinez, CA (MTZ)8:25a10:25a12:25p 2:25p6:25p32
Antioch-Pittsburg, CA (ACA)8:50a10:50a12:50p2:50p6:50p51
Stockton, CA (SKN)
San Joaquin Street Station
Modesto, CA (MOD)7:56a7:56a11:56a1:56p3:56p7:56p111
Turlock-Denair, CA (TRK)8:12a8:12a12:12p2:12p 4:09p8:09p123
Merced, CA (MCD)8:45a*8:45a*12:45p*2:45p*4:45p*8:45p*147
Madera, CA (MDR)9:19a 9:19a1:19p 3:19p5:19a9:19p179
Fresno, CA (FNO)9:49a9:49a1:49p3:49p5:49p 9:49p205
Hanford, CA (HNF)10:24a10:24a2:24p4:24p6:24p10:24p235
Corcoran, CA (COC)10:41a10:41a2:40p4:40p6:40p10:40p252
Wasco, CA (WAC)11:20a 11:20a3:17p5:17p7:17p11:12p290
Bakersfield, CA (BFD)11:57a11:57a3:57p5:57p7:57p11:57p315
* Ten minute stop

The information for these guides comes from Amtrak. It was accurate when published, but Amtrak can make changes anytime.

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Safe Travels,


Kevin Monteith

Kev Monteith has been traveling on Amtrak since 2012. With over a decade of experience, he has been on over 800 trains, covering over 200k miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by providing support and information. Outside of travel, Kev enjoys making music as an organist and outings with family.

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