|Arriving Aboard Amtrak|
Sacramento's Amtrak train station is located immediately adjacent to Old Sacramento and the California State Railroad Museum. Actual walking distance between the Sacramento train station and Old Sacramento is the equivalent of about two city blocks.
Please disembark the train and exit through the Depot. As you exit the Depot, turn right to walk west through the Amtrak parking lot, under Interstate 5. Just prior to reaching the tour bus parking area and turn left and walk south under the highway bridge archway welcoming you to Old Sacramento.
More About Amtrak
For guests traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area (including San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Martinez, and Fairfield), Amtrak's Capitol Corridor trains offer a convenient and relaxing alternative to highway travel, with frequent daily departures (16 each way weekdays, 11 each way on weekends and Holidays as of 2010) and plenty of scenery along the way.
For guests traveling from Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, and other Central Valley points, Amtrak's San Joaquins also offer frequent and convenient train service (with two daily trains each way to/from Sacramento and four additional trains each way between Bakersfield and Stockton offering connecting Amtrak Thruway bus service from Stockton to Sacramento).
Amtrak long-distance trains that stop in Sacramento include the Coast Starlight (Los Angeles-Santa Barbara-Oakland-Portland-Seattle) and the California Zephyr (Oakland-Reno-Salt Lake City-Denver-Chicago).
Trained volunteer Docents from the California State Railroad Museum provide narration aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr in both directions between Sacramento and Reno. This train travels over the original route of America's first Transcontinental Railroad. This narration is offered daily, with some exceptions during busy holiday travel periods.
For additional information on Amtrak train travel options, please visit our Visiting Sacramento page.