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Los Angeles-Bakersfield Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

Lowest Price$43.55
Fastest Train4h 40m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, 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.

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

In the last month, $45.37 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Bakersfield, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.26 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

The distance between Los Angeles and Bakersfield is approximately 101 miles, or 163 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 40 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 Los Angeles to Bakersfield are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 Los Angeles at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. 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 Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

There are 4 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 Bakersfield to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield for $17.00.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Los Angeles, California to Bakersfield, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak45h 34m$45.59

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Bakersfield:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Bakersfield has one train station:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Bakersfield

Average prices by travel date

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