Costs to go from Van (BC) to Bakersfield, CA

BC Rail King May 11, 2000

  1. BC Rail King

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    Hello every one,

    I was wondering what a CHILD rate would be to go from Van to Bakersfield is, as I am still a child on Amtrak. Raggie has helped me alot, and I don't want to "Over ask" him questions

    Thanks for the help, HAPPY RAILROADING!!

    Dane N

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  2. reggierail

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    No bother. Achild fare is 1/2 price, so the $259 fare would be $129.50. This fare is only valid when traveling with an adult or senior paying their applicable fare. If a child travels alone you would pay full fare. You would also have to deal with customs & immigration when you cross the border. Reggie
     
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    Reggie, thanks for the great info via Train Board and your E Mails. if it is any repayment, I make a TAMR newsletter, and if you E Mail me your address I would be happy to forward you the next issue (Unfortunatly, I did the photocopieng today, so don't have enough [​IMG] ).

    Anyway, back to the subject. I went to the Via Rail Canada/Amtrak/Bus station after I did the photocopieng and got AMTK rates, schedules ect.. and found a cheap, good, fast way to get to Bakersfield

    Van-Sea BUS
    Sea-Martinez COAST STARLIGHT
    Martinez-Bakersfield SAN JOAQUINS

    The great thing about it, is that on paper, all the trains have a conection. However, what I have heard about the Starlight tells me that maybe I should get on the San J.. that leaves a few hours after arrival of the Starlight.

    Anyway, that was a quick update.

    Happy Railroading!!!~!!!~!!!~!!!

    Dane N.
    Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, North America, Earth, Milky Way


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  4. reggierail

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    Kewl, I'm glad you got set. If the Starlight is on time you may even be able to make the connection in Sacramento. There is 1 train daily from Sacramento to Bakersfield direct. It leaves I believe 20 or 30 minutes after the Starlight arrives. It's not a guarantee connection but ask the conductor you may be able to make it. BTW there is a great railway museum in Sacramento, The Ca. State Railway Museum. It's just a couple of blocks from the station & right on the edge of Old Town Sacramento. It opens at 10AM & I believe you can get the bus to Stockton At about 2PM to connect with the San Joaquin train that arrives Bakersfield at about 7PM. Have a great trip Reggie
     
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  6. BC Rail King

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    Nope. my dad is coming too

    BC Rail King
     
  7. BC Rail King

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    Ahh, TAMR, a cheap excuse for a great LONG ( [​IMG] ) train trip [​IMG]

    Happy Railroading

    Dane N.

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  8. reggierail

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    Let me know where your meeting will be & I'll look for a place to stay close by. send me an E-mail. Yours reggie
     
  9. BC Rail King

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    Thanx Reggie,

    I will drop you an E Mail soon, but I am waiting word on getting to a TAMR supported hotel at a discount!

    Thanx alot [​IMG]

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

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