There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Bakersfield by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Bakersfield  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL

$243 - $463

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca 6825 / ...

$30 - $85

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Fly Oakland to Burbank, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak

Bus via Fresno, Ca  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Fresno, Ca 6839 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca 1429 / ...

$40 - $95

Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak San Joaquins

$54 - $145

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Bakersfield 284.6 miles

$27 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $27 - $45 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Bakersfield is to fly which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $240 - $470.

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The distance between San Francisco and Bakersfield is 404 km. The road distance is 455 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from San Francisco to Bakersfield, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Bakersfield, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Bakersfield, CA, USA?

United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Bakersfield twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Bakersfield via Fresno, Ca in around 6 h 4 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85

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