Have you ever daydreamed about traveling by rail, watching the country and coast? These train rides from California will take you to the perfect spring break destinations. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Have you ever daydreamed about traveling by rail, watching the country and coast fly by? These train rides from California will take you to the perfect spring break destinations. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. 

While some rides take you on a short tour along the coast, others stretch for five states and guide you through the jaw-dropping desert, mountain, and forest views. 

California Zephyr

Price: Starting at $232

Location: Chicago, IL to Oakland, CA

Why You Should Go: You can see five states in 2 days for only $232!

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Sunset Limited

Price: $142

Address: New Orleans, LA to Los Angeles, CA

Why You Need To Go: Travel to tons of incredible destinations on this gorgeous and scenic train ride through the Western U.S.

Southwest Chief

Price: Tickets start at $146 

Location: Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA

Why You Should Go: You can see five states in 3 days for only $146.

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Starlight Los Angeles to Seattle Route

Price: Tickets start at $99

Address: Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can see the entire west coast for only $99 on an epic day and a half-long trip.

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Pacific Surfliner

Price: Tickets start at $23

Location: Various cities across CA

Why You Should Go: You can see 3 hours of the beautiful California coast for only $47!

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San Joaquins

Price: Tickets start at $84 

Location: Oakland to San Diego, CA

Why You Should Go: You can travel down the entire California coast in several hours for only $84.

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Capitol Corridor

Price: Tickets start at $40

Location: San Jose to Sacramento, CA

Why You Should Go: You can see 3 hours of the beautiful California coast for only $40.

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What kind of getaway do you want? Whether you're looking for a classic beach escape with endless ocean views or prefer the forest, there's truly something on this list for everyone.


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