Public Transportation

Butte Regional Transit: The B-Line

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The City of Chico provides FREE BUS ACCESS to all city and county buses (Butte Regional Transit or "B-Line") for downtown business owners, as well as faculty, staff, and students of Chico State. This includes the B-Line student shuttles (Route 8 and Route 9) that operate while school is in session. To ride the bus for no charge, head down to the City Municipal Building with proof of your employment in Downtown Chico to get a pass. Students just need to show their Wildcat Identification Cards to the bus driver. Bus schedules and maps are available at the B-Line Web site.

Glenn Ride

The Glenn Ride offers service between Butte and Glenn Counties. Bus stops include Willows, Artois, Orland, Hamilton City, and Chico. The fare from Glenn County to Chico is only $1.50! For more information, visit the Glenn County Web site or call 1-888-800-RIDE.

Plumas Transit System

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The Plumas Transit System offers round trip service between Quincy and Chico every Wednesday. For more information, please visit their Web site or call (530) 283-2538.

Tehama Rural Area Express (TRAX)

TRAX offers public transit services in Tehama County. Please visit the TRAX Web site or call (530) 385-BUSS for more information.

Amtrak Train

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Amtrak Chico Station

Considered to be one of the most beautiful of all train routes, the Coast Starlight connects the hottest cities on America's West Coast. En route daily between Seattle and Los Angeles, the Coast Starlight passes through Portland, Eugene, Chico, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara.

The scenery along the Coast Starlight route is unparalleled: snow-covered mountains, dense forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a gorgeous backdrop for your journey. And there are many places, including Downtown Chico, to stop and visit along the route!

Amtrak Train Amenities

Enjoy floor-to-celing windows in the Sightseer Lounge—the perfect spot for taking in the magnificient scenery.

Schedule: Coast Starlight
Train Numbers: 11, 14
Frequency: Daily

Stations Served

  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Tacoma, WA (TAC)
  • Lacey - Olympia, WA (OLW)
  • Centralia, WA (CTL)
  • Kelso, WA (KEL)
  • Vancouver, WA (VAN)
  • Portland, OR (PDX)
  • Salem, OR (SLM)
  • Albany, OR (ALY)
  • Eugene, OR (EUG)
  • Chemult, OR (CMO)
  • Klamath Falls, OR (KFS)
  • Dunsmuir, CA (DUN)
  • Redding, CA (RDD)
  • Chico, CA (CIC)
  • Sacramento, CA (SAC)
  • Davis, CA (DAV)
  • Martinez, CA (MTZ)
  • Emeryville, CA (EMY)
  • Oakland - Jack London Square, CA (OKJ)
  • San Jose, CA (SJC)
  • Salinas, CA (SNS)
  • Paso Robles, CA (PRB)
  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SLO)
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)
  • Oxnard, CA (OXN)
  • Simi Valley, CA (SIM)
  • Van Nuys - Train Station, CA (VNC)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
More Information

Some of this content was republished with the permission of the Office of the Vice President of Business and Finance at CSU, Chico. CSU, Chico offers student and campus-specific information on their Transportation and Parking Services Web site.