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Trip Summary

There are 22 daily trains from Bakersfield to Claremont. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Claremont usually takes around 10 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance115 mi (185 km)
Fastest train2h 55m
Lowest price$19.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $61.22 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield to Claremont. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $8.99 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Bakersfield to Claremont will vary between $59 and $84. Planning a train trip to Claremont within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Bakersfield over the next 7 days is $60. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Bakersfield to Claremont by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bakersfield to Claremont in September, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $118 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Claremont from Bakersfield will be about $8.99 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Bakersfield to Claremont?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Bakersfield to Claremont. However, there are 22 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2210h 23m$66.95
  • 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 22 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Claremont every day, as well as 64 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bakersfield to Claremont 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Claremont?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Bakersfield to Claremont, 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.

How long is the train journey from Bakersfield to Claremont?

The distance between Bakersfield and Claremont is approximately 115 miles, or 185 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Bakersfield to Claremont on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Bakersfield at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Claremont?

There are 22 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Bakersfield to Claremont. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Claremont 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 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?

Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-1

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Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-0

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Main departure station: Valley Station - 401 I St

Sacramento Valley Station is the second busiest transport hub in California and is used by more than one million people every year. Originally constructed in 1926, it now serves as a major center for Amtrak trains traveling within California, northwards along the West Coast, and eastwards into the American Southwest. The station also falls along four Amtrak Thruway bus routes and operates as the western terminus for the Sacramento Light Rail network. Located between Old Sacramento and Downtown, the station is within walking distance of several Gold-Rush era historical monuments as well as an ultra-modern retail district filled with shops and restaurants.

All train stations in Bakersfield:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

  • 1099 Otis Ave

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

  • 1700 Held Dr

  • 200 Santa Fe Ave

  • 5885 Horton St

  • Cabral Station - 949 E Channel St

  • Salesforce Plaza

  • 18770 Rd 26

  • Amtrak Station - 840 Second St

  • 735 S San Joaquin St

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • 324 W 24th St

  • Union Station

  • Park & Ride - 4974 Joe Howard St

Where is the train station in Claremont?

Main arrival station: Metrolink Station - 200 West First St

Claremont has one train station.

All train stations in Claremont:

  • Metrolink Station - 200 West First St

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