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Fresno - Bakersfield Train Schedule
There are 5 daily trains from Fresno to Bakersfield. Traveling by train from Fresno to Bakersfield usually takes around 2 hours and 8 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||104 mi (167 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 8m|
|Trains per day||5|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak San Joaquins|
What is the price of a train ticket from Fresno to Bakersfield?
In the last month, $18.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Fresno, CA to Bakersfield, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.00 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Bakersfield from Fresno is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $18 regardless of the day you pick to travel.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
Since the average price of train trips from Fresno to Bakersfield 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 Fresno to Bakersfield?
Amtrak San Joaquins is the one and only train line which connects Fresno, California to Bakersfield, California. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak San Joaquins||5||2h 8m||$19.56|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Fresno to Bakersfield 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.
How long is the train journey from Fresno to Bakersfield?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Fresno to Bakersfield are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Fresno at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Fresno to Bakersfield?
There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Fresno to Bakersfield.
Situated close to the center of California, Fresno’s location makes it the perfect hub for travelers who wish to explore the state, but it also has enough attractions on its own to keep visitors interested. One of the city’s most unique destinations is the Forestiere Underground Gardens. Built by a Sicilian immigrant, the gardens stay below the ground level so that citrus trees could grow, making it a unique sight that will capture the heart of nature lovers. Fresno has recently gone through a lot of changes in the field of agriculture, and the city’s love for homegrown produce is now one of its attractions. As you explore the city, don’t hesitate to make a slight detour to Riverdance Farm, a local organic farm where you can pick ripened blueberries and cherries to your heart’s content. For fans of cultural activities, the Fresno Art Museum offers unique artworks created mostly by local artists.
Fresno restaurants are famous for their fresh homegrown produce, and Sam’s Italian Deli & Market is where you can try local staples. If you want to cook yourself, Fresno Farmers’ Market will be a great choice.
Fresno’s main bus and train station is the Santa Fe Passenger Depot located at 2650 Tulare St. From there, you can take buses from various carriers or hop on a train on Amtrak’s San Joaquins line. The Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the city’s main airport and it is located not too far from the city center.
Where is the train station in Fresno?
The Santa Fe Station is a historic train station and transportation hub in Fresno. The station opened in 1899 and was originally owned by the Santa Fe Railway, hence the misleading “Santa Fe” name for a station in Fresno. Passengers can board the Amtrak San Joaquins train to Oakland, Sacramento, or Bakersfield from this station, and bus service from Amtrak Thruway and Jefferson Lines also stops at this location. The Santa Fe station is just steps away from Fresno’s City Hall, the Meux Home Museum, and the Fresno Convention Center, making this station a convenient entry point to Fresno.
Where is the train station in Bakersfield?
Bakersfield has one train station.
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