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San Francisco Caltrain and San Francisco Ferry Building are the most searched stations in San Francisco by KAYAK users.
Amtrak is the only train company serving San Francisco.
San Jose to San Francisco - 1h 15m
Sacramento to San Francisco - 1h 37m
Los Angeles to San Francisco - 0h 50m
Merced to San Francisco - 2h 53m
Fresno to San Francisco - 3h 58m
Stockton to San Francisco - 1h 38m
Santa Clara to San Francisco - 1h 01m
If you will be traveling with Amtrak to San Francisco, rest assured that you will have free and unlimited access to Wi-Fi for the duration of your trip. You will even be provided with an outlet to help keep your electronic devices charged during your journey. If you will instead be traveling with Caltrain, you may also have free access to Wi-Fi. Whether or not this service is offered will depend on the specific train that you will be traveling on.
There are a few different options for traveling from Emeryville Station to the city center of San Francisco, depending on how quickly you would like to arrive at your destination. A convenient choice is driving, as the journey will normally last you between 15 and 20min if there is no additional traffic. You can also use public transportation, such as local bus lines 802, 800, and 714, which can take you up to 1h 30min. A single bus ticket generally costs around $2.25.
For a fun day trip, you can always head to Sacramento, a city that is known for being the capital of California and for having a variety of museums and attractions related to the Gold Rush era. San Jose is also a nice town to spend the day in, as it has Spanish architecture dating back to the 1800s and several museums teaching visitors about science and technology.
Train tickets to Sacramento that are purchased through Amtrak will allow you to bring a small pet on board with you. Keep in mind that you must keep your pet in a carrier at all times. Caltrain does not allow its passengers to bring pets on their trains. However, service animals are always allowed on journeys that are operated by each of these companies.