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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Modesto to Bakersfield. Traveling by train from Modesto to Bakersfield usually takes around 4 hours and 1 minute, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance191 mi (308 km)
Fastest train4h 1m
Lowest price$34.44
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $34.44 was the average price of a train ticket from Modesto, CA to Bakersfield, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $9.54 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13SepOct

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Bakersfield from Modesto is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$34 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$64$51$38$26$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Modesto to Bakersfield by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Modesto to Bakersfield in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$41 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

$64$51$38$26$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Bakersfield from Modesto will be about C$9.54 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Modesto to Bakersfield?

Amtrak San Joaquins is the one and only train line which connects Modesto, California to Bakersfield, California. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins54h 1m$37.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Modesto to Bakersfield 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.

How long is the train journey from Modesto to Bakersfield?

The distance between Modesto and Bakersfield is approximately 191 miles, or 308 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 1 minute,

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 Modesto to Bakersfield are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Saturday 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 Modesto at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Modesto to Bakersfield?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Modesto to Bakersfield.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bakersfield to Modesto. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Modesto to Bakersfield for $22.95.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Modesto?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Modesto.

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Arrival stations

Bakersfield has one train station.

Need a return trip from Bakersfield to Modesto?

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