Traveling By Tracks
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the North Bay’s passenger rail service providing a safe, reliable, and congestion-free transportation option for Marin and Sonoma counties. The current 45-mile system includes stations in the Sonoma County Airport area, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, and Larkspur. SMART’s system also includes a bicycle and pedestrian pathway along the rail corridor. Bikes are welcome aboard SMART trains. Each two-car SMART train has spaces for up to 24 bikes. SMART stations also have bike storage including bike racks and secured bike lockers.
In Northern California and the Bay Area, Amtrak trains travel to Martinez, with connecting buses to Santa Rosa. The route has an extensive network of dedicated Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach buses that are critical to the performance of the service. Buses are timed to meet trains and offer connections to points in Southern California (including Los Angeles Union Station where passengers can continue their journey on the Pacific Surfliner or Amtrak's long-distance trains), the city of San Francisco, the Central Coast, the North Coast, the High Desert (including Las Vegas), Redding, Reno, and the Yosemite Valley.
Santa Rosa passengers wishing to use Amtrak service can board Thruway Motorcoach buses at the curbside bus stop located at 917 Edwards Avenue, Santa Rosa CA, 95401, next to Dick’s Sporting Goods near the Coddingtown Mall complex. For reservations call 1-800-USA-RAIL or go to Amtrak San Joaquins Website.
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