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About Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California, is just north of LA on the Kern River. The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, one of the city’s biggest attractions, displays fossils, dinosaur models, Native American artifacts, and a changing array of temporary exhibitions. Meanwhile, the Bakersfield Museum of Art features multiple rotating galleries of modern and historical art.

As the sun sets in Bakersfield, locals and visitors alike flock to Buck Owens Crystal Palace for food, drinks, and the biggest live music venue in the area. The Belvedere Cocktail lounge offers a more intimate live music experience– plus some amazing drinks and arcade games. For a truly unique experience, check out the family-friendly Gaslight Melodrama Theatre, where audiences are encouraged to cheer, boo, and get in on the fun of the live performances.

On the quieter side, Bakersfield has a number of beautiful parks across the city. The Park at RiverWalk is a fan favorite, with 32 sprawling acres along the Kern River dotted with picnic areas, public grills, and fishing spots. The Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area provides more outdoor activities with swimming, boating, sailing, cycling, and more.

To get to Bakersfield, fly into the Meadows Field Airport just north of the town. Several bus lines also service the area, connecting the city to Phoenix, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Ontario. For train service, Amtrak offers routes to San Diego, San Francisco, and even New York City.

What train companies travel to Bakersfield, California?

Located in California, Bakersfield is accessible by train from 17 other cities. You can choose from 100 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Bakersfield on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Bakersfield are also available..

Train companies serving Bakersfield

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16611h 52m$90.81
Amtrak San Joaquins153h 40m$34.52
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • After becoming a permanent Amtrak rail route in 1974, the San Joaquins has offered train services throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. The line runs daily from the San Francisco Bay Area to Bakersfield, with many stops in between, including Martinez and Modesto. Although Amtrak San Joaquins is one of the nation's busiest routes, it is renowned for being impeccably clean and safe, with passenger comfort remaining the carrier's highest priority. Most of the trains on this line are equipped with lavatories, onboard WiFi, disabled access, and personal power outlets, ensuring a comfortable journey for every passenger.

Which train carrier has the best service to Bakersfield?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Bakersfield by train with Amtrak San Joaquins giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak San Joaquins had the most comfortable train service to Bakersfield taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak San Joaquins offers. They rate Amtrak San Joaquins a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Bakersfield punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak San Joaquins has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Bakersfield, rating them a 4.6 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$9.55 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Bakersfield, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Bakersfield. In the last month, trains from Corcoran to Bakersfield had the lowest average price at $13.64.

The main train station in Bakersfield is 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Bakersfield.

The closest airport to Bakersfield is Meadows Field (BFL), it is located 4.7 miles from the city center of Bakersfield.
Bakersfield ranks number 10 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 59 in United States. Bakersfield ranks number 29 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Bakersfield via train service. On average 75 direct daily train trips serve Bakersfield.
The population of Bakersfield is 373640. Bakersfield ranks number 7 in terms of population in California and number 63 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Bakersfield range from $14 for a short trip to Bakersfield, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Bakersfield starts at , and a longer trip by train to Bakersfield can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
People who take the train to Bakersfield are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Bakersfield easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Bakersfield is 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station, located just 0.5 miles away. Select 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Bakersfield. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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