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Amtrak Thruway Service to and from UCLA

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The Westwood/UCLA Amtrak Thruway is a dedicated bus connection to the San Joaquins and Pacific Surfliner trains, making Amtrak train travel seamless, easy, and economical. It’s a short walk from UCLA residence halls to get to Central Valley destinations including Fresno and Sacramento, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area, or travel the coast to places like Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo.

Simply board the Thruway bus at 592 Gayley Avenue at Strathmore Place for a one-way connection to and from Amtrak stations. While this bus is used to connect to Amtrak train service, anyone who wishes to travel to Bakersfield, Santa Clarita-Newhall, and Van Nuys from UCLA/Westwood can purchase bus fare from to take advantage of this service. UCLA students can also receive a 15 percent discount off best available Amtrak fares!


Amtrak Thruway Schedule

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Departs from UCLA to Van Nuys Arrive at UCLA from Van Nuys
8:35 a.m. 5:05 p.m.
10:25 a.m.   7:05 p.m.
12:25 p.m. 9:05 p.m.
2:15 p.m. 11:05 p.m.