Transportation to Northern California on the Capitol Corridor Bus/Train

Heading north for the holidays or other times of year and want a relaxing and inexpensive way to get home? The Capitol Corridor Amtrak train has a dedicated bus connecting UCSB Faculty, Staff and Students to the San Jose-Diridon Amtrak Station, where you’ll transfer to a train serving 18 stations in Northern California, including Oakland, Berkeley, and Sacramento. The Capitol Corridor also connects to BART in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Oakland Coliseum and Richmond stations, as well as to a number of other transit agencies along its route.

Amtrak bus service links UCSB to Amtrak's San Joaquin trains in Bakersfield that link to cities such as Fresno, Merced, Stockton, Sacramento, Martinez and Oakland. 

There is also an Amtrak bus that links UCSB to the Pacific Surfline at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Onboard the train you’ll have access to free Wi-Fi, a Café Car, luggage and bike storage, and of course, restrooms.

Following is the schedule of Capitol Corridor trips from/to the UCSB campus. For more details on the Capitol Corridor’s schedule, stops, and connections, please visit www.capitolcorridor.org.

Effective Monday, December 4, 2017, the location of the stop for Amtrak buses with connecting service to Bakersfield (San Joaquin train connections), San Jose (Capitol Corridor train connections), and Los Angeles (Pacific Surfliner train connections) has moved to the CAMPUS BUS LOOP. The following Amtrak buses depart from this stop:

WEEKDAY:

Departing Bus* Departure Destination Arrival**
5615 (San Joaquin) 6:05am Bakersfield 10:15am
6238 (Capitol Corridor) 8:15am San Jose-Diridon 2:45pm
5617 (San Joaquin) 8:50am Bakersfield 1:05pm
4580 (Pacific Surfliner) 11:10am LA Union Station 2:20pm
5603 (San Joaquin) 1:45pm Bakersfield 6:05pm

WEEKEND:

Departing Bus Departure Destination Arrival
5615 (San Joaquin) 6:05am Bakersfield 10:15am
6232 (Capitol Corridor) 6:25am San Jose-Diridon 2:45pm
5617 (San Joaquin) 8:50am Bakersfield 1:05pm
4580 (Pacific Surfliner) 11:10am LA Union Station 2:20pm
5603 (San Joaquin) 1:45pm Bakersfield 6:05pm

*Buses must be booked in conjunction with a connecting train trip. **Refers to arrival time at connecting train station.

Please note: Passengers may not book bus trips without a corresponding train segment.

Capitol Corridor Route Map

Amtrak California San Joaquin Zone Map