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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Stockton to Bakersfield?

Lowest Price£23.93
Fastest Train4h 34m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Stockton to Bakersfield right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Stockton 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.

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

In the last month, £23.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Stockton, CA to Bakersfield, 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 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £8.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Stockton to Bakersfield?

The distance between Stockton and Bakersfield is approximately 218 miles, or 352 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 34 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 Stockton to Bakersfield are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 Stockton at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Stockton to Bakersfield?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Bakersfield. 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 Bakersfield to Stockton. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Stockton to Bakersfield for £24.32.

Which train should you take from Stockton to Bakersfield?

2 train services operate from Stockton, California to Bakersfield, California. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak45h 12m£27.74
Amtrak San Joaquins44h 34m£26.25

Where is the train station in Stockton?

There are two stations in Stockton where you can board the train to Bakersfield:

  • 735 S San Joaquin St
  • Cabral Station - 949 E Channel St

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Bakersfield has one train station:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




23 July 2019 - Business

Amtrak San Joaquins

Table for board games; CLEAN restroom!Table for board games; CLEAN restroom!



20 July 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Internet accessInternet access

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