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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Fresno to Bakersfield?

Lowest Price$18.25
Fastest Train2h 8m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Fresno to Bakersfield

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fresno to Bakersfield right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Fresno to Bakersfield?

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

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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Fresno to Bakersfield?

The distance between Fresno and Bakersfield is approximately 104 miles, or 167 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Fresno to Bakersfield are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 11:00am 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 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Fresno to Bakersfield.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bakersfield to Fresno. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Fresno to Bakersfield for $18.00.

Which train should you take from Fresno to Bakersfield?

2 train services operate from Fresno, California to Bakersfield, California. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 11m$20.80
Amtrak San Joaquins42h 8m$19.21

Where is the train station in Fresno?

There is one train station in Fresno:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Bakersfield has one train station:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street

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