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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Bakersfield to Fresno. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Fresno usually takes around one hour and 59 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in one hour and 56 minutes.

Distance104 mi (167 km)
Fastest train1h 56m
Lowest price€15.46
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines1

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

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

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

In the last month, €15.46 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Fresno, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €4.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€25€17€8JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Fresno from Bakersfield is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €15 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

€21€17€13€8€4ASONDJFMAMJJ
Traveling from Bakersfield to Fresno by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €17 whenever you decide to board the train to Fresno.

Prices as travel date approaches

€21€17€13€8€43020100

Since the average price of train trips from Bakersfield to Fresno remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Bakersfield to Fresno?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins52h 0m€16.47

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bakersfield to Fresno 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 Bakersfield to Fresno?

The distance between Bakersfield and Fresno is approximately 104 miles, or 167 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 56 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Bakersfield to Fresno 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 Friday 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 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Bakersfield to Fresno?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Fresno to Bakersfield. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bakersfield to Fresno for €6.77.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Bakersfield.

Where is the train station in Fresno?

Arrival stations

Fresno has one train station.

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