Traveling by train is one of those movie-goal moments you have to try at least once in your life. If you've had your eyes set on your next trip, now's the time to start planning. Amtrak's San Joaquins train takes you down the California coast for only $84. Talk about travel goals!

This train route takes you from Oakland to Bakersfield. Amtrak told Narcity that guests who want to see the whole coast can take an Amtrak Thruway bus via connection to Los Angeles. 

From there, riders can connect with the Pacific Surfliner train which has coastal views to enjoy all the way from Oceanside to San Diego.

This route takes you on a gorgeous several-hour ride along the coastal Golden State. Think rolling green hills, bright blue skies, and ocean views nearly all the way.

You'll get to see so many spectacular natural wonders along your journey and travel right to the doorstep of some of the greatest national parks.

One moment you'll be gazing in wonder at the towering Sequoia trees and the next, you'll find yourself in the shade of Yosemite's awe-inspiring El Capitan

Lush green fields and the vibrant desert hues of Joshua Tree National Park also await you.

Since the trip takes several hours, you'll have a little time to stop off and soak up the sights. 

You'll embark on your journey in San Francisco and travel all the way down the coast to sunny San Diego.

The San Joaquins has multiple departures daily, so you can plan your trip with ease. 

Since it's a relatively short train ride, reserved coach seating is the only available travel option. But with views like this, you'll be soaking up every minute of it.

For meals, there is a cafe service where you can order personal food options, beverages, and medications if needed. You can see a full menu here

Prices for reserved coach seats begin at $84 each way. 

Traveling by rail is one of the most fun ways to see the country.

Whether you're flying solo, gathering up your BFFs, or planning a surprise lover's retreat, you'll be sure to enjoy this lovely trip.

If you’re looking for other ways to see more of your state or country, you can also check out the best California road trip anyone has ever been on.

Amtrak: San Joaquins

Price: Tickets start at $84 per person (each way) for a reserved coach seat

Location: Oakland to San Diego, California 

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

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* This article has been updated.


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