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Train Ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco


Train Ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco for the New Year’s celebration 2016. Watch the 10 hours ride on the train in around 10 minutes. For those train lovers ;)

Amtrak Train Coast Starlight Los Angeles - San Francisco in Superliner Roomette Sleeping Car

Amtrak Train: № 14
Brand name: Coast Starlight
From: Hollywood Burbank Airport Station

To: San Jose Diridon Station
Connection to Caltrain: San Francisco 4th & King Street Station

Service: Los Angeles - Emeryville - Portland - Seattle

Tracks: Union Pacific Railroad Coast Line
Route via: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Cuesta Pass, Salinas, Gilroy
Travel Class: Superliner Roomette Sleeping Car
Car operator: Amtrak
Wagon Model: Superliner II, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation between 1991-1996
Price: USD 194 (approx. EUR 170)
Travel time: 9 hours and 42 minutes
Distance: approx. 681 km
Travel season: September 2012
Diesel Locomotive: GE Genesis P42DC #201 and #185
Built by: General Electric Transportation Systems

From Los Angeles to San Francisco

This is my third and last video from California trip. What you can see and what you can visit when driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco within 2 days? There are many places to choose from, it just depends on how many days you reserved for this journey. We drove from Los Angeles, via Malibu, Mussel Shoals, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara to Cambria. Overnight in Cambria directly at the coastline was awesome. I fully recommend to everybody! Next day we stopped in San Simeon with its Hearst Castle driving further on Cambrillo Hwy heading to San Francisco via Big Sur, Bixby Creek Bridge (one of the most photographed bridges in CA) and Monterey. All those spots you might see in this video. Enjoy!

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Amtrak's Coast Starlight: Los Angeles to Seattle

Climb aboard Amtrak's Coast Starlight for a trip through some of the most spectacular scenery in the western United States. We'll follow the train on its 1,377 mile long journey from Los Angeles, California to Seattle, Washington along the Pacific Ocean, through river valleys, and up over forested mountain ranges. Along the way, we'll make a few brief side trips to some notable landmarks. The Coast Starlight is one of Amtrak's premiere long distance passenger trains and this video gives you just about the most complete coverage of the train you can find anywhere. Don't miss your ticket for the Coast Starlight! All aboard!

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Los Angeles CA to San Francisco CA US-101 2015 HD

A very nice day for a ride up the US-101.This is the first time I been up this route.It too about 6 hours.

Amtrak's Southwest Chief: Chicago to Los Angeles

Come along with us as we climb aboard Amtrak’s Southwest Chief for an amazing, 3-day adventure across America. Beginning in Chicago, Illinois, our train will take us over 2,200 miles to Los Angeles, California, on the former route of Santa Fe’s Super Chief streamliner. From Illinois farm country, transitioning to Kansas prairie, we thunder across Colorado, and head over the Rocky Mountains on the steep grades of Raton Pass. Then it’s down through New Mexico on scenic tracks that today are only used by Amtrak. Seemingly frozen in time are relics from Santa Fe’s heyday, including semaphore signals and long stretches of jointed rail, as we pass the historic landmarks of Wagon Mound, Glorieta Pass, and Apache Canyon. Soon we make it to California, running over Cajon Pass before making our grand entrance into famous Los Angeles Union Station.

With vantage points inside the train and along the tracks, I captured the entire experience on the Southwest Chief, carefully edited from hours of footage over more than a year of filming. I hope you enjoy this video!

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Amtrak California maps and routes guide

A comprehensive guide to the Amtrak trains of California including maps, seats, sleeper cars, food, and ticket price info. Find out what Amtrak in California is really like!

The Capital Corridor runs between Auburn and San Jose, stopping at a total of 17 stations. The portion between Sacramento and Oakland has several trains per day; about half of those also extend to and from San Jose, and only one train per day in each direction goes beyond Sacramento to Auburn.

If you want to ride the entire four hour route without a transfer, there’s one morning train from Auburn and one evening train from San Jose that go the distance, but only on Saturdays and Sundays. Otherwise, you’ll need to transfer to ride the whole line.

Not only is Capital Corridor a good way to get around the Sacramento and Oakland area, but it’s a nice ride anyway, moving through cheerful little towns, and, especially, some gorgeous portions that skirt along the edges of the bays.

Note that no Amtrak train goes directly to San Francisco, but riders can use Emeryville station and take a connecting bus across San Francisco Bay.

The San Joaquins service goes from both Sacramento and Oakland down to Bakersfield. The two northern branches meet (or wave goodbye) at Stockton. The San Joaquins go through California’s beautiful Central Valley, with views of huge fertile fields and groves, the sunbaked towns of central California, and of course the dramatic mountains to the east.

From Oakland to Bakersfield it takes about 7 hours and hits 16 stations. From Sacramento it takes 5 1/2 hours and 13 stations, and the portion between Stockton and Bakersfield is 4 1/2 hours. Over half of all passengers who ride the San Joaquins also use the network of connecting buses, the green lines here, which lead to other destinations – including Yosemite National Park, Reno, Las Vegas, and the Amtrak station in Los Angeles.

The Pacific Surfliner runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo and stops at 25 stations. For much of its length, this spectacular train runs right along the coast and offers majestic scenery. Several trains per day run between Los Angeles and San Diego, which takes three hours. A few go further north, to and from Goleta, and only one or two per day, depending on if you’re north or south bound, go all the way to San Luis Obispo. The entire unbroken trip lasts about nine hours.

All three of these California-only trains offer coach seating, and only the Pacific Surfliner also has business class seats, which cost a bit more. There are no sleeper cars since the trains only run in the daytime. There is cafe service aboard each of them, but no full meals in a dining car. Bicycles are allowed on all of these trains.

To get from Los Angeles to Chicago, you can take either the Southwest Chief or the Texas Eagle. The Southwest Chief takes you through the famous scenery of the magical desert southwest. As Amtrak’s website poetically points out, “Carving through curving canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, you'll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from interstate highways”. It takes about 43 hours to do the entire trip and visit all 31 stations through those canyons and across the midwest, so you’ll spend two nights aboard the train.

The other option between LA and Chicago is the Texas Eagle. Three days a week in each direction it goes through Texas and the midwest without a transfer. On the other days, you’ll need to change at San Antonio. The unbroken trip lasts 62 hours and stops at 43 stations. That includes three nights aboard the train.

Another train, the California Zephyr, runs from San Francisco (actually Emeryville) to Chicago. It’s known for its beautiful views as it passed through the Rocky Mountains. The California Zephyr is a daily service, taking about 52 hours and 33 stations over two nights.

The Sunset Limited links New Orleans and Los Angeles, taking 46 hours, 20 stations, and two nights. It only runs three times a week in either direction, and before Hurricane Katrina it stretched all the way to Florida. From this train, you’ll see not only the wide sweeping desert vistas of Texas and the southern part of the United States, but pass through the bayou country of Louisiana and by the scenic mountains of southern California.

You can also travel by train between LA and Seattle on the Coast Starlight. The Coast Starlight operates once per day in each direction and takes 34 hours. You’ll spend one night on board if you do the whole thing. Along the way you’ll go along the California coast and move through mesmerizing forests to reach the snowy Cascades in the Pacific Northwest.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Time-Lapse from San Diego to Los Angeles

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner travels 351 miles throughout Southern California, serving San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties. Watch this time-lapse video and experience the 128-mile trip from San Diego to Los Angeles in four minutes. Enjoy beautiful views of coastal bluffs and beaches from the unique perspective of the train engineer. Learn more about the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner at Check out the time-lapse for the northern portion of the route here:

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TRIP REPORT - Amtrak California Zephyr, Chicago to San Francisco

I have a few Amtrak long distance trains under my belt now. And I have to say, this was by far the most impressive yet. The scenery on this route is absolutely outstanding. If you want to see what the experience is like before you drop a few hundred on a sleeping accommodation or commit to spending 51 hours on a train, hopefully this video helps :)

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Train Rides: Los Angeles to San Francisco (USA)

Video of a 10 hour train ride between Los Angeles and San Francisco, one of the best trips you can do in the United States

Amtrak trip from New York to Los Angeles

Scenes from my trip from New York to Los Angeles during my 1-month Amtrak journey. Starts out along the icy Hudson river, then through the midwest, the Rockies, the Cascades and finishing in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. The trains were the Lakeshore Limited, the California Zephyr and the Coast Starlight.

Driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Pacific Coast Highway, CA 1 / US 101

Start: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
End: East Los Angeles Interchange, Los Angeles

Named segments:
00:00 San Francisco
23:16 Daly City
26:33 Pacifica
33:59 Cabrillo Highway
38:16 Montara
39:46 Moss Beach
42:38 Cabrillo Highway
44:10 Half Moon Bay
1:38:14 Santa Cruz
1:54:02 Live Oak
1:54:51 Soquel
1:56:50 Aptos
1:58:41 Rio Del Mar
2:00:35 Cabrillo Highway
2:03:51 Watsonville
2:11:29 Moss Landing
2:13:39 Cabrillo Highway
2:15:26 Castroville
2:15:55 Cabrillo Highway
2:20:12 Marina
2:23:02 Seaside
2:24:58 Sand City
2:26:11 Monterey
2:29:33 Cabrillo Highway
3:02:08 Big Sur
3:04:49 Cabrillo Highway
3:38:14 Mud Creek Slide
3:39:16 Cabrillo Highway

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Amtrak California Zephyr from Sacramento to Reno

The Amtrak California Zephyr from Sacramento to Reno (Nevada) was supposed to leave at 11:09 and arrive in Reno at 3:56 PM, but the train was delayed an hour (supposedly by mud slides). One adult and one senior ticket costs $86.95 total on a Tuesday (prices would be higher on the weekend). The California Zephyr train travels from Emeryville (By Oakland in the Bay Area) all the way to Chicago.

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Amtrak Southwest Chief, Los Angeles to Chicago, May 2017

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Train Ride From LA to San Francisco on Amtrak-Coast Starlight

We took the Amtrak COAST STARLIGHT train from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a ROOMETTE Car. Our ticket included both lunch and dinner so in addition to our full review of our trip, we'll also be enjoying dinner inside the dining car.

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Riding Amtrak's Coast Starlight, Los Angeles To Santa Barbara

A Grand West Coast Train Adventure, en route daily between Los Angeles and Seattle, the Coast Starlight train passes through Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Portland. Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. The scenery along the Coast Starlight route is unsurpassed. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey.

Train Ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco USA | Traveling by Train

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