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How much are train tickets from Oakland to Bakersfield?

Lowest Price$39.50
Fastest Train6h 21m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Oakland to Bakersfield

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Oakland to Bakersfield
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak San Joaquins report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Saundra
5.0
October 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I had a lovely time getting to know a couple of people sitting next to me.
Cons
It was all good to me.
Tips
Be friendly with those around you!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oakland 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 Oakland to Bakersfield?

In the last month, $42.13 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland, CA to Bakersfield, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $9.49 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Oakland to Bakersfield?

The distance between Oakland and Bakersfield is approximately 246 miles, or 397 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 21 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 Oakland 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 Sunday 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 Oakland at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Oakland to Bakersfield?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Bakersfield. 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 Bakersfield to Oakland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oakland to Bakersfield for $34.00.

What train services are there from Oakland to Bakersfield?

2 train services operate from Oakland to Bakersfield. 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
Amtrak27h 2m$48.88
Amtrak San Joaquins46h 22m$42.06

Where is the train station in Oakland?

There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to Bakersfield:

  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave

Where is the train station in Bakersfield?

Bakersfield has one train station:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street

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