A different way to explore the USA!
Train is one of the most efficient and ecological ways to explore a country and enjoy its landscapes! Board the legendary California Zephyr from San Francisco to Chicago and then the Lake Shore Limited to New York from only $193 / €174! Also works reverse!
Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. The Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, coursing through the plains of Nebraska to Denver, across the Rockies to Salt Lake City, and then through Reno and Sacramento into Emeryville/San Francisco. Connections in to San Francisco and Oakland stations via Thruway Bus Service at Emeryville, California.
With the Lake Shore Limited you will travel along some of the prettiest shorelines of the USA. The Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, following a famous Native American Highway are some of the amazing landscapes you’ll experience.
Emeryville (San Francisco) – New York >>>
Sample booking with multiple day stops along the route ($356 total and works reverse):
Emeryville (San Francisco) – Reno (Lake Tahoe) – Salt Lake City – Denver – Chicago >>>
In case you want a even more flexible travel you can check the USA Rail Pass:
In San Francisco, Minna Hotel has a good price and good reviews. Centrally located in the SoMa District of San Francisco, this hostel is 1 block from the Moscone Center and Warfield Theater. It features 24-hour front desk service and free Wi-Fi.
In New York we encourage you to stay at 3* Opera House Hotel. This sophisticated New York City hotel is located in a historic building in the Bronx is just a 2-minute walk from nearest metro station.
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