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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Bakersfield to Stockton. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Stockton usually takes around 4 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 4 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance218 mi (352 km)
Fastest train4h 24m
Lowest price$38.39
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Bakersfield, CA to Stockton, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Jesus A

October 13, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: is the second time to travel is very nice. Tips: is very nice and not stress relaxing.

Pros: is the second time to travel is very nice. Tips: is very nice and not stress relaxing.

What is the price of a train ticket from Bakersfield to Stockton?

In the last month, C$38.39 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Stockton, CA. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$10.38 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$57$38$19JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Stockton from Bakersfield is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$39 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Bakersfield to Stockton by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bakersfield to Stockton in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$47 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Stockton from Bakersfield will be about C$10.38 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Bakersfield to Stockton?

2 train services operate from Bakersfield, California to Stockton, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak54h 43m$40.58
Amtrak San Joaquins54h 24m$41.02
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Stockton every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $38.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bakersfield to Stockton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Bakersfield to Stockton?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Bakersfield to Stockton. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Bakersfield to Stockton?

The distance between Bakersfield and Stockton is approximately 218 miles, or 352 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 24 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Bakersfield to Stockton are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Bakersfield at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Bakersfield to Stockton?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Stockton. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Stockton to Bakersfield. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bakersfield to Stockton for $62.94.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Bakersfield.

Where is the train station in Stockton?

Arrival stations

Stockton receives travelers from Bakersfield at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Stockton:

  • 735 S San Joaquin St

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