Cheap Chicago to Bakersfield  train tickets

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How to find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Bakersfield ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago 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 Chicago to Bakersfield was $200.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.00 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 Chicago to Bakersfield ? How far is Chicago to Bakersfield ?

The distance between Chicago to Bakersfield is 1743.21 miles or 2804.72 km. A train trip from Chicago to Bakersfield typically takes 63 hours and 46 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 47 hours and 5 minutes to get from Chicago to Bakersfield.

Going from Chicago to Bakersfield by train takes over 63 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 Chicago 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 Chicago to Bakersfield

Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to Bakersfield. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to Bakersfield route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Bakersfield, usually offering 6 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Chicago 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 Chicago to Bakersfield, which start at $158.00.

One train carrier connects Chicago to Bakersfield

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Bakersfield start from $170.00, and on average cost $283.82. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Bakersfield. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Bakersfield trains arrive at 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street,

From Chicago to Bakersfield train travel on Amtrak takes 63 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bakersfield faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 47 hours and 5 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $311.82 for a one-way train ticket to Bakersfield.

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Avg. Time
2d 15h 46m
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$283.82

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There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Bakersfield. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Bakersfield from Chicago., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street.
  • 601 Truxtun Ave at S Street