There are 7 ways to get from Bakersfield to Mexicali by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus via Los Angeles, Ca  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$51 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to El Centro  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL

$43 - $131

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$51 - $99

Bus Tufesa  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, CA to San Ysidro
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Mexicali Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez

$58 - $106

Night bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bakersfield, Ca to El Centro, Ca 9601

$55 - $154

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to Mexicali 338.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Bakersfield to Yuma, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to Yuma (YUM) BFL - YUM
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$158 - $651

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The cheapest way to get from Bakersfield to Mexicali is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bakersfield to Mexicali is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bakersfield to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Bakersfield, Ca and arriving at Mexicali via Los Angeles, Ca and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 51 min.

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The distance between Bakersfield and Mexicali is 280 miles. The road distance is 338.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bakersfield to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 51 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8 h 51 min to get from Bakersfield to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Bakersfield to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Bakersfield, Ca station.

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There is no direct flight from Bakersfield Airport to Yuma Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 31 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Bakersfield to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 280.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 51 min

What companies run services between Bakersfield, CA, USA and Mexicali, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Bakersfield to Mexicali via Los Angeles, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 8 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bakersfield to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Night bus from Bakersfield, Ca to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Bakersfield, CA to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $50
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GotoBus
Plus
$17 - $25
Platinum
$27 - $35
Ejecutivo
$29 - $40
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$6 - $10
Platinum
$11 - $14
Ejecutivo
$10 - $14
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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