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Bakersfield - Arcata Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Bakersfield and Arcata. The average train journey from Bakersfield to Arcata takes 12 hours and 53 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 12 hours and 23 minutes.

Distance469 mi (754 km)
Fastest train12h 23m
Lowest price$81.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Bakersfield to Arcata

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Tania

November 11, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak

The driver was very informative and polite. Made my trip easy. Thank you

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Bakersfield to Arcata was $83.00. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Arcata if you book your train tickets at least 13 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $7.00.

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Ticket prices for the train from Bakersfield to Arcata often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in October when the average ticket price is only $66. If you're thinking of traveling from Bakersfield to Arcata during April, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $78 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in April, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Bakersfield to Arcata?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Bakersfield to Arcata. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak212h 53m$82.17
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Arcata every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $70.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Bakersfield to Arcata, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Bakersfield and Arcata is approximately 469 miles, or 754 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 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.

Trains from Bakersfield to Arcata 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.

The earliest train departs Bakersfield at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Bakersfield twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Arcata to Bakersfield.

City Information

Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California, is just north of LA on the Kern River. The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, one of the city’s biggest attractions, displays fossils, dinosaur models, Native American artifacts, and a changing array of temporary exhibitions. Meanwhile, the Bakersfield Museum of Art features multiple rotating galleries of modern and historical art.

As the sun sets in Bakersfield, locals and visitors alike flock to Buck Owens Crystal Palace for food, drinks, and the biggest live music venue in the area. The Belvedere Cocktail lounge offers a more intimate live music experience– plus some amazing drinks and arcade games. For a truly unique experience, check out the family-friendly Gaslight Melodrama Theatre, where audiences are encouraged to cheer, boo, and get in on the fun of the live performances.

On the quieter side, Bakersfield has a number of beautiful parks across the city. The Park at RiverWalk is a fan favorite, with 32 sprawling acres along the Kern River dotted with picnic areas, public grills, and fishing spots. The Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area provides more outdoor activities with swimming, boating, sailing, cycling, and more.

To get to Bakersfield, fly into the Meadows Field Airport just north of the town. Several bus lines also service the area, connecting the city to Phoenix, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Ontario. For train service, Amtrak offers routes to San Diego, San Francisco, and even New York City.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Main departure station: 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

There is one train station in Bakersfield.

All train stations in Bakersfield:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

Where is the train station in Arcata?

Main arrival station: Humboldt State University

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

All train stations in Arcata:

  • Humboldt State University

  • 925 E St Transit Ctr

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