How to Travel to Napa Valley by Train

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Visit amtrak.com or your local Amtrak station to book tickets to the Napa Valley.

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Select your departure station. Be aware that not all Amtrak journeys are covered by trains: some Amtrak stations are served by bus routes that connect to train stations in larger cities.

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Select your arrival station. Within the Napa Valley, Amtrak has stations in Vallejo and Napa. These are bus stations that connect to the Amtrak train station in Martinez.

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Choose your departure and return dates and click the link to find fares. Pay by credit card on amtrak.com.

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Arrive at the station at least 30 minutes prior to departure to board your train or bus. You can choose to pick up your tickets at the station instead of having them sent in the mail.

While Napa Valley is only about an hour from San Francisco, it is not as accessible by train as you might think. The Bay area's BART system stops short of reaching Napa Valley, although you can make connections from BART to Napa via the Baylink Ferry. Local buses from Sonoma, Contra Costa and Lake Counties also make connections into Napa's own bus service. The Amtrak Capitol Corridor and California Zephyr train lines stop in Martinez, where Amtrak continues its service via bus into the Napa Valley.