Cheap San Francisco to Bakersfield  train tickets

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Lowest Price$42.00
Fastest6h 57m
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How to find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Bakersfield ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco to Bakersfield is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Francisco to Bakersfield was $42.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $10.50 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from San Francisco to Bakersfield ? How far is San Francisco to Bakersfield ?

The distance between San Francisco to Bakersfield is 251.39 miles or 404.47 km. A train trip from San Francisco to Bakersfield typically takes 7 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bakersfield faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 6 hours and 57 minutes to get from San Francisco to Bakersfield.

Going from San Francisco to Bakersfield by train takes over 7 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Wednesday trains from San Francisco to Bakersfield are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Francisco to Bakersfield

Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to Bakersfield. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Bakersfield route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Bakersfield, usually offering 6 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Bakersfield, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Francisco to Bakersfield, which start at $22.00.

One train carrier connects San Francisco to Bakersfield

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Bakersfield start from $42.00, and on average cost $44.39. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Bakersfield. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other stations. And in Bakersfield trains arrive at 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street,

From San Francisco to Bakersfield train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bakersfield faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 57 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $44.36 for a one-way train ticket to Bakersfield.

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Avg. Time
7h 5m
Avg. Price
$44.39

Plan your next adventure:

There are 4 different stations that serve train trips to Bakersfield that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St, 835 Market St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • 835 Market St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
There is one train station where trains arrive in Bakersfield from San Francisco., The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street.
  • 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street