Amtrak provides rail service to 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. Los Angeles is served by three long-distance trains offering sleeping-car services; the Coast Starlight® (Los Angeles to Seattle), Southwest Chief® (Los Angeles to Chicago), and Sunset Limited® (Los Angeles to New Orleans).

Amtrak California trains serving Los Angeles include the Pacific Surfliner® (Los Angeles to San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo) and the San Joaquin® (Los Angeles to the Central Valley, Sacramento, and Bay Area via seamless, direct Thruway motorcoach/train transfer in Bakersfield). Amtrak California’s Thruway system extends service beyond destinations served by rail, connecting passengers with 175 + communities in California, Oregon and Nevada. Amtrak California trains and Thruway services are primarily financed and operated in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

To see information specific to service in California, visit Amtrak California.

Routes exclusively in California
San Joaquin:
Service within California, between Oakland/Sacramento and Bakersfield.

Pacific Surfliner:
Service within California, between San Luis Obispo and San Diego.

Routes traveling outside California
Coast Starlight:
Service between Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington, passing through Oregon.

Southwest Chief:
Service between Los Angeles, California and Chicago, Illinois, passing through Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.

Sunset Limited:
Service between Los Angeles, California and New Orleans, Louisiana, passing through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Visit Amtrak for additional general information. Spanish.

To browse all Amtrak routes in the United States, use the Amtrak Route Atlas.

Ticket and fare information is available from agents at staffed stations or by visiting, ahora en Español, or by calling 800.USA.RAIL. Quik-Traksm self-service ticketing kiosks or Amtrak/Metrolink ticket vending machines (TVMs) are located at most stations served by Amtrak in Southern California.

Most Amtrak Rail stations offer free and/or paid parking.