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Bakersfield - Stockton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 38 daily trains from Bakersfield to Stockton. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Stockton usually takes around 9 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance218 mi (352 km)
Fastest train4h 15m
Lowest price$30.50
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Bakersfield to Stockton

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Jesus A

October 13, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: is the second time to travel is very nice. Tips: is very nice and not stress relaxing.

Pros: is the second time to travel is very nice. Tips: is very nice and not stress relaxing.

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

In the last month, $51.12 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield to Stockton. 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 $5.95 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Bakersfield to Stockton will vary between $50 and $71. Planning a train trip to Stockton within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Bakersfield over the next 7 days is $50. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Bakersfield to Stockton by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. 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 Stockton in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $43 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

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 8 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Stockton from Bakersfield will be about $5.95 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Bakersfield to Stockton?

2 train services operate from Bakersfield to Stockton. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 32 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak329h 49m$54.62
Amtrak San Joaquins64h 23m$32.50
  • 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 32 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Stockton every day, as well as 46 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $37.

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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 Stockton 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 Stockton?

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

The distance between Bakersfield and Stockton is approximately 218 miles, or 352 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 15 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Bakersfield to Stockton on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday 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 Stockton?

There are 38 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Stockton. 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 Stockton 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

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd

  • Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave

  • 1170 W Third St

  • Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy

  • Oceanside Transit Center

  • 3750 Empire Ave

  • Metrolink Station - 24300 Railroad Ave

  • 4005 Taylor St

  • 592 Gayley Ave

Where is the train station in Stockton?

Main arrival station: 735 S San Joaquin St

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

All train stations in Stockton:

  • 735 S San Joaquin St

  • Cabral Station - 949 E Channel St

Need a return trip from Stockton to Bakersfield?

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