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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Bakersfield to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Sacramento usually takes around 5 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 23 minutes.

Distance260 mi (419 km)
Fastest train5h 23m
Lowest price€31.13
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Joyce

13 September 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: It was a relaxing way to travel. Cons: Arriving at my final destination an hour late. Tips: I found other travelers very friendly and willing to share.

Pros: It was a relaxing way to travel. Cons: Arriving at my final destination an hour late. Tips: I found other travelers very friendly and willing to share.

4.0

Heather

25 August 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak San Joaquins

The bathrooms were filthy the toilet didnt flush and the was a mound of focus in the stool you could smell it upstairs.

The bathrooms were filthy the toilet didnt flush and the was a mound of focus in the stool you could smell it upstairs.

5.0

Charles

18 August 2019 - Business

Amtrak San Joaquins

No lengthy drive

No lengthy drive

5.0

Heather

15 July 2019 -

Amtrak San Joaquins

Wasnt able to go on the trip.

Wasnt able to go on the trip.

5.0

Heather

24 June 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: I love talking the train,its super ez. Cons: The bathrooms.

Pros: I love talking the train,its super ez. Cons: The bathrooms.

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

In the last month, €32.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Sacramento, 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 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €9.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€38€25€13JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Sacramento from Bakersfield is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €31 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

€42€34€25€17€8ASONDJFMAMJJ
Traveling from Bakersfield to Sacramento 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 €35 whenever you decide to board the train to Sacramento.

Prices as travel date approaches

€42€34€25€17€83020100

Since the average price of train trips from Bakersfield to Sacramento 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 Sacramento?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Bakersfield, California to Sacramento, California. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak105h 59m€34.22
  • 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 10 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Sacramento every day, as well as 14 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €31.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Bakersfield and Sacramento is approximately 260 miles, or 419 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 23 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 Sacramento are the most crowded on Monday. 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 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 Sacramento?

There are 10 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 Sacramento to Bakersfield. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bakersfield to Sacramento for €46.59.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Bakersfield.

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Sacramento:

  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets

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