Getting Here

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Leave your worries—and your car—behind when you visit Napa Valley via car-free Bay Area connection with the San Francisco Ferry. Join us for a lunch journey or stay for a mini-vacation. Enjoy Napa without having to designate a driver—we’ll take you safely to and from Wine Country. Driving on your own or flying in through one of the several airports in the region? Here are directions to Napa Valley and the Wine Train Station. And enjoy one of the best things to do in Napa: The Wine Train.

Napa Valley Wine Train Station:
1275 McKinstry Street
Napa, California
94559

We are in the Oxbow district, and are 5 minutes from downtown Napa on foot.

Take the San Francisco Ferry

One of the top things to do in Napa is The Napa Valley Wine Train and it’s easily accessible from San Francisco across the Bay via our Ferry Connection. View the San Francisco skyline from a new perspective, relax, and leave the navigating to us as you are transported to the Napa Valley Wine Train Station in time for one of our many journeys and tours.

The San Francisco Connection is $90 per person and is available with our lunch trains (leaving San Francisco at 8:15AM, returning by 7:00PM) or with our dinner trains in conjunction with an overnight stay in Napa (see our Vacation Packages). Depending on the day of the week, you might take the Ferry or the Bus. Check the table below for details. The Ferry will drop you off in Vallejo where you will board the Napa Valley Wine Train Shuttle that will take you to the Napa Valley Wine Train Station. The California Wine Tours’ Wine Train Shuttle will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Napa Valley Wine Train.

In order to take advantage of the Napa Valley Wine Train’s San Francisco Connection, you must make reservations at least a day in advance. Reservations can be made by calling 800.427.4124, or can be made online.

Day Depart San Francisco Return San Francisco
Monday-Friday 8:15 AM Ferry 4:15 PM Shuttle From Wine Train;
5:45 PM Ferry From Vallejo
Saturday-Sunday
and Holidays
8:15 AM Bus 4:15 PM Shuttle From Wine Train;
5:45 PM Ferry From Vallejo

Getting Here by Car

From Sacramento Area:

Take highway 80 West to highway 12 West Napa/Sonoma. Turn right on highway 29 North. Continue on 29 going North and cross over ‘Southern Crossing’ bridge. Exit Lincoln Avenue. Go east on Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Soscol Avenue. Turn left at the light onto McKinstry Street. Make a right into driveway for parking at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station.

From Marin, San Francisco, Peninsula (via Golden Gate Bridge):

Take highway 101 North to highway 37 East. Take highway 121 towards Napa, 121 connects with highway 29. Turn left, take 29 North. Exit Lincoln Avenue. Go East on Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Soscol Avenue. Turn left at the light onto McKinstry Street. Make a right into driveway for parking at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station.

From Contra Costa County:

Take highway 680 North towards Sacramento. (Stay on 680). Exit at highway 12 towards Napa (left lane). Get in right lane and follow Napa/12 to Highway 29. Turn right at third traffic light heading North on Highway 29. Exit Lincoln Avenue. Go East on Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Soscol Avenue. Turn left at light onto McKinstry Street. Make a right into driveway for parking at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station.

From Oakland Area/Lower East San Francisco Bay Area (Bay Bridge):

Take highway 80 East. Take Napa/Columbus Parkway exit on right of 80, stay in the left of the two lanes and exit continuing West on Highway 37. Continue on 37 until you reach Highway 29. Turn right heading North on Highway 29. Exit Lincoln Avenue. Go East on Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Soscol Avenue. Turn left at the light onto McKinstry Street. Make a right into driveway for parking at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station.

From the North Napa Valley (Yountville/St. Helena/Calistoga):

Take the nearest crossroad east to Silverado Trail. Continue south on Silverado Trail until you reach Oak Knoll Road in Napa. Turn right on Oak Knoll and follow until you hit Big Ranch Road and make a left onto Big Ranch and follow until it turns into Soscol Avenue. Continue following Soscol until McKinstry St. Make a left onto McKinstry St. then take a right into the driveway for parking at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station.

From Santa Rosa:

Take highway 101 South. Take the Napa/Sonoma Exit. Turn left at the Highway 116/Lakeville Highway stoplight. Take 116 to Frates Road. Turn left on Frates Road and continue to 4-way stop sign. Turn left onto highway 121/12 and follow to highway 29 in Napa. Turn left heading North on Highway 29. Exit Lincoln Avenue. Go East on Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Soscol Avenue. Turn left at light onto McKinstry Street. Make a right into the driveway for parking at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station.

 


Getting Here by Airplane

Via San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Guests who plan to arrive via San Francisco International Airport can catch an Evans Airport Shuttle, which departs from San Francisco Airport several times daily.

Via Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Guests who plan to arrive via Oakland Airport can catch an Evans Airport Shuttle, which departs from Oakland Airport several times daily.

Via Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Sacramento Airport is about the same distance from Napa as San Francisco and Oakland airports, and is frequently less crowded. Cars can be rented at Sacramento Airport.

Via Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz Airport (STS)

Alaska Airlines serves the Napa Valley region via the nearby Sonoma County Airport Santa Rosa- Charles M. Schulz Airport with daily service from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland, and Seattle.

Via Napa County Airport (Private Pilots)

Guests with their own aircraft may be interested in landing at Napa County Airport, which is only a 15 minute drive from the Napa Valley Wine Train, and an easy taxi ride.

Via Sonoma County Airport

Located approximately 50 miles from the Napa Valley Wine Train, the Sonoma County Airport, is another great option for flying into the area.