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Bakersfield - Hanford Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 39 daily trains from Bakersfield to Hanford. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Hanford usually takes around 6 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in one hour and 19 minutes.

Distance75 mi (120 km)
Fastest train1h 19m
Lowest price$13.75
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Bakersfield to Hanford

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Estela

December 13, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: on time and safe to travel ,didn't have to worry about traffic. Cons: one flat rate for round trip. Tips: safe and don't worry about traffic jams or accidents.

Pros: on time and safe to travel ,didn't have to worry about traffic. Cons: one flat rate for round trip. Tips: safe and don't worry about traffic jams or accidents.

5.0

Estela

November 29, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Fast arive on time and convenient no trafic driving a car and I would use it more times in thw future. Cons: Nothing i love the ride. Tips: Try it ,its safe and cheap less pollution.

Pros: Fast arive on time and convenient no trafic driving a car and I would use it more times in thw future. Cons: Nothing i love the ride. Tips: Try it ,its safe and cheap less pollution.

5.0

Elizabeth

October 2, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: It wasn't crowded so my friends and I were able to talk easily. Cons: Nothing as far as Im concerned. Tips: Have your ticket ready when you board.

Pros: It wasn't crowded so my friends and I were able to talk easily. Cons: Nothing as far as Im concerned. Tips: Have your ticket ready when you board.

5.0

Sheila

May 6, 2021- Business

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: The staff was very helpful and friendly. Cons: It could have been a little cleaner. There were crumbs on the seat next to me.

Pros: The staff was very helpful and friendly. Cons: It could have been a little cleaner. There were crumbs on the seat next to me.

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

In the last month, $32.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield to Hanford. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 8 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.30 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Bakersfield to Hanford will vary between $32 and $45. Planning a train trip to Hanford within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Bakersfield over the next 7 days is $32. 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

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Traveling from Bakersfield to Hanford 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 $15 whenever you decide to board the train to Hanford.

Prices as travel date approaches

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

2 train services operate from Bakersfield to Hanford. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 33 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak336h 39m$35.12
Amtrak San Joaquins61h 23m$14.70
  • 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 33 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Hanford every day, as well as 54 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $21.

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  • Amtrak San Joaquins

    Amtrak San Joaquins

    After becoming a permanent Amtrak rail route in 1974, the San Joaquins has offered train services throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. The line runs daily from the San Francisco Bay Area to Bakersfield, with many stops in between, including Martinez and Modesto. Although Amtrak San Joaquins is one of the nation's busiest routes, it is renowned for being impeccably clean and safe, with passenger comfort remaining the carrier's highest priority. Most of the trains on this line are equipped with lavatories, onboard WiFi, disabled access, and personal power outlets, ensuring a comfortable journey for every passenger.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Bakersfield and Hanford is approximately 75 miles, or 120 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 19 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Bakersfield to Hanford on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday 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 11:00pm. 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 Hanford?

There are 39 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Hanford. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hanford to Bakersfield.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

All train stations in Bakersfield:

  • Union Station

  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

  • Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave

  • 3750 Empire Ave

  • Metrolink Station - 24300 Railroad Ave

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd

  • Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • Oceanside Transit Center

  • 105 N Cedros Ave - Solana Beach Transit Ctr

  • 1170 W Third St

  • 4005 Taylor St

Where is the train station in Hanford?

Main arrival station: 200 Santa Fe Ave

Hanford has one train station.

All train stations in Hanford:

  • 200 Santa Fe Ave

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