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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Santa Clara to Bakersfield. Traveling by train from Santa Clara to Bakersfield usually takes around 11 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 8 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance213 mi (343 km)
Fastest train8h 8m
Lowest price$47.79
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Clara to Bakersfield?

In the last month, C$64.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Clara, CA to Bakersfield, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$15.49 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Santa Clara to Bakersfield will vary between C$63 and C$72. Planning a train trip to Bakersfield within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Santa Clara over the next 7 days is C$63. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$94$75$57$38$19ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Santa Clara to Bakersfield by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$65 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Santa Clara to Bakersfield in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$79 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

$94$75$57$38$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Bakersfield from Santa Clara will be about C$15.49 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Santa Clara to Bakersfield?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Clara, California to Bakersfield, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak311h 27m$68.54
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Santa Clara to Bakersfield every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $48.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Clara 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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Santa Clara to Bakersfield. 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 Santa Clara to Bakersfield?

The distance between Santa Clara and Bakersfield is approximately 213 miles, or 343 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 8 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 Santa Clara to Bakersfield are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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 Santa Clara at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Santa Clara to Bakersfield?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bakersfield to Santa Clara.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Clara?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Santa Clara where you can board the train to Bakersfield.

Train stations in Santa Clara:

  • 5099 Stars and Stripes Dr

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Arrival stations

Bakersfield has one train station.

Need a return trip from Bakersfield to Santa Clara?

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