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Bakersfield - Reno Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Bakersfield to Reno. Traveling by train from Bakersfield to Reno usually takes around 11 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 9 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance290 mi (467 km)
Fastest train9h 38m
Lowest price$71.50
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Bakersfield to Reno?

In the last month, $71.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Reno, NV. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $18.24 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Bakersfield to Reno will vary between $72 and $85. Planning a train trip to Reno within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Bakersfield over the next 7 days is $72. 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 Reno 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 $72 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bakersfield to Reno in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $90 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Reno from Bakersfield will be about $18.24 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Bakersfield to Reno?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Bakersfield, California to Reno, Nevada. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak311h 16m$75.73
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Reno every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $72.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Bakersfield and Reno is approximately 290 miles, or 467 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 38 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 Reno are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Saturday 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 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Reno?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Reno to Bakersfield. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bakersfield to Reno for $87.00.

City Information

Reno

Dazzling with neon lights and bustling through the night, Reno is a great destination for those seeking top-class entertainment. Though considerably outshined by Las Vegas, Reno still brings unique attractions to the table. Among the most notable destinations for non-gamblers is an independent art scene down at Riverwalk, where indie galleries as well as restaurants abound. Fans of the great outdoors should not miss out on nearby Lake Tahoe, which stands among the most beautiful vacation destinations in the country.

At its core, Reno is still a city for gamblers, and it certainly does not disappoint. Slot machines, table games and cabaret shows are available at the local casinos, ready to tempt risk-takers who wish to court Lady Luck.

Right in the heart of downtown Reno, you will find the Reno Amtrak station from where you can take a train to Northern California and beyond. The local Reno-Tahoe International Airport is located outside of the city and it provides quick access to international flight routes. The main bus stop that serves Reno is also located at the airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Bakersfield.

Where is the train station in Reno?

Arrival stations

Reno has one train station.

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