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Bakersfield - Las Vegas Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 18 daily trains from Bakersfield to Las Vegas. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Las Vegas usually takes around 26 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 23 minutes.

Distance224 mi (361 km)
Fastest train5h 23m
Lowest price$59.50
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Bakersfield to Las Vegas

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Anita C.

July 26, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Love the bus driver very helpful and friendly. Cons: Have a train to Vegas..bigger seats. Tips: Pack light.

Pros: Love the bus driver very helpful and friendly. Cons: Have a train to Vegas..bigger seats. Tips: Pack light.

4.0

porshay

June 28, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak

cheaper prices n no stops

cheaper prices n no stops

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

In the last month, $141.35 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield to Las Vegas. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $20.78 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$165$110$55MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Bakersfield to Las Vegas will vary between $142 and $161. Planning a train trip to Las Vegas within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Bakersfield over the next 7 days is $142. 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$25JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Bakersfield to Las Vegas by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $68 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bakersfield to Las Vegas in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $120 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

$175$140$105$70$353020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 12 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Las Vegas from Bakersfield will be about $20.78 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Bakersfield to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Bakersfield to Las Vegas. However, there are 18 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak181d 2h 45m$149.08
  • 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 18 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Las Vegas every day, as well as 61 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $56.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bakersfield to Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Bakersfield to Las Vegas, 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 Las Vegas?

The distance between Bakersfield and Las Vegas is approximately 224 miles, or 361 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Bakersfield to Las Vegas tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 10:00pm. 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 Las Vegas?

There are 18 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Las Vegas. 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 Las Vegas to Bakersfield.

City Information

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Main departure station: 1301 W 11th St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Bakersfield where you can board the train.

All train stations in Bakersfield:

  • 1301 W 11th St

  • 422 E. 25th St.

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • Union Station

  • 433 Willamette St

  • 500 13th St SE

  • 110 10th Ave SW

  • 1620 Yuba St

  • 6600 Yelm Hwy SE

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

  • Union Depot

  • 450 Orange St

  • Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave

  • Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas, NV - South Strip Transit Terminal - LASGRY-0

Image credit: RTC of Southern Nevada

Main arrival station: RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

The South Strip Transit Terminal is the main bus station in Las Vegas. It is conveniently located near the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, making it easy to get between the station and all major Vegas resorts. The bus station is also in very close proximity to McCarran International Airport, and there’s a transit bus line that connects the two. The South Strip Transfer Terminal is the main bus station for all major bus companies that conduct trips in and out of Las Vegas, including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tufesa Internacional. The terminal is the main hub for RTC, Southern Nevada’s transit bus authority, ensuring easy connections to all parts of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas.

All train stations in Las Vegas:

  • RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

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