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There is one daily train from Grand Junction to Bakersfield. Traveling by train from Grand Junction to Bakersfield usually takes around 32 hours and 47 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||629 mi (1013 km)|
|Fastest train||32h 47m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
Which train should you take from Grand Junction to Bakersfield?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Grand Junction, Colorado to Bakersfield, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||1||1d 8h 47m||€120.43|
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 1 Amtrak trains from Grand Junction to Bakersfield every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €120.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction to Bakersfield?
The distance between Grand Junction and Bakersfield is approximately 629 miles, or 1013 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 hours and 47 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 Grand Junction 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Grand Junction at 16:00 and arrives in Bakersfield around 32 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Grand Junction to Bakersfield?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Bakersfield to Grand Junction. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Grand Junction to Bakersfield for €95.69.
Where is the train station in Grand Junction?
There is one train station in Grand Junction.
Where is the train station in Bakersfield?
Bakersfield has one train station.
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