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Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA by train

The journey from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA by train is 156.38 mi and takes 2 hr 57 min. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:00 AM and the last at 11:12 PM. It is possible to travel from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA by train for as little as $21.20 or as much as $35.92. The best price for this journey is $21.20.

Lowest Price$21.20
Journey Duration2 hr 57 min
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price$21.20
Highest Price$35.92
First Departure1:00 AM
Last Departure11:12 PM
Distance156.38 mi
DepartureBakersfield, CA
ArrivalMerced, CA
CarriersAmtrak

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA?

The prices for train tickets from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA will cost $21.20. The average train ticket price is approximately $26.13. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $26.13 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA.

How long is the journey from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA by train?

The average journey time is 2 hr 57 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 156.38 mi from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA to take longer than 2 hr 57 min. The journey from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA covers a distance of 156.38 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 2 hr 57 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hr 45 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

Which stations can I use to travel from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA?

In Bakersfield, CA, departure stations include Downtown Bakersfield,Bakersfield Chambela. When you arrive in Merced, CA, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Merced Amtrak,Merced. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA take place each day?

The route from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Bakersfield, CA 6 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 6 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA

The cheapest Bakersfield, CA - Merced, CA train tickets can be found for as low as $30.01 if you’re lucky, or $77.22 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $109.96.

Find the best day to travel to Merced, CA by train

When travelling to Merced, CA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board Amtrak from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA
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Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
17.62kg
Bus
18.88kg
Flight
50.34kg
Car
40.27kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bakersfield, CA and Merced, CA are 17.62kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bakersfield, CA and Merced, CA? By taking the train between Bakersfield, CA and Merced, CA you will save 32.72kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.26kg compared to a bus and 22.65kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA?
A train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA is $26.13. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $21.20.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA is $21.20. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bakersfield, CA and Merced, CA by train?
Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA is 156.38 mi.
How long does the train between Bakersfield, CA and Merced, CA take?
Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA is on average 2 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 45 min.
How many train connections per day go from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA?
Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA leave?
The earliest train from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA departs at 1:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA depart?
The latest train from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA departs at 11:12 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $21.20 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA?
There are on average 6 direct connection(s) from Bakersfield, CA to go to Merced, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bakersfield, CA and Merced, CA is 2 hr 45 min.
Is there a direct train from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bakersfield, CA and Merced, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA by train?
The train journey from Bakersfield, CA to Merced, CA creates 17.62kg of CO2 emissions.

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