Compare train tickets from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo
We partner with all bus & train carriers to find the best fares.
No Wanderu Fees
Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.
Best Travel Options
We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.
There are 2 daily trains from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo usually takes around 8 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 53 minutes.
|Distance||93 mi (149 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 53m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo?
In the last month, $55.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $8.91 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. 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 San Luis Obispo in January, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $41 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to San Luis Obispo from Bakersfield will be about $8.91 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Bakersfield, California to San Luis Obispo, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
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 San Luis Obispo every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $32.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo?
How long is the train journey from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo?
The distance between Bakersfield and San Luis Obispo is approximately 93 miles, or 149 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 53 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 San Luis Obispo are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Sunday 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 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 San Luis Obispo?
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 San Luis Obispo to Bakersfield. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo for $51.00.
Where is the train station in Bakersfield?
There is one train station in Bakersfield.
Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?
San Luis Obispo receives travelers from Bakersfield at its two active train stations.
Train stations in San Luis Obispo:
1 Grand Avenue, Building 113
Need a return trip from San Luis Obispo to Bakersfield?Search Train Tickets
Plan your next adventure
More trains from Bakersfield
- Bakersfield to Phoenix Train
- Train from Bakersfield to Fresno
- Bakersfield to Hanford Train
- Bakersfield to Los Angeles Train
- Train from Bakersfield to Merced
- Bakersfield to Modesto Train
- Train from Bakersfield to Oakland
- Train from Bakersfield to Sacramento
- Train from Bakersfield to San Diego
- Train from Bakersfield to San Francisco
- Train from Bakersfield to San Jose
- Train from Bakersfield to Santa Barbara
- Bakersfield to Stockton Train
- Bakersfield to Las Vegas Train
- Train from Bakersfield to Las Vegas
- Train from Bakersfield to Reno
- Train from Bakersfield to Portland
- Train from Bakersfield to Seattle
Continue by train from San Luis Obispo
- San Luis Obispo to Anaheim
- San Luis Obispo to Bakersfield Train
- San Luis Obispo to Berkeley Train
- San Luis Obispo to Fresno Train
- San Luis Obispo to Irvine Train
- San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles Train
- Train from San Luis Obispo to Oakland
- San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles
- San Luis Obispo to Sacramento Train
- San Luis Obispo to Salinas Train
- Train from San Luis Obispo to San Diego
- Train from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco
- San Luis Obispo to San Jose Train
- Train from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara
- Train from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz
- San Luis Obispo to Ventura Train
- Train from San Luis Obispo to Portland
- Train from San Luis Obispo to Seattle
Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.
With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.