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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  •  9 h 21 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

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly to El Centro  •  6 h 47 min

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

$41 - $116

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Bus ACN Autobuses  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Tijuana Buenavista 498 Sacramento / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Buenavista to Mexicali 2102 Ensenada / ...

Bus, train  •  10 h 14 min

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

$51 - $99

Night bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$48 - $139

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to Mexicali 338.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Bakersfield to Yuma, bus  •  7 h 52 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 - $650

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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 9 h 21 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 9 h 21 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 9 h 21 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 25 min and has one stopover.

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Bakersfield to Mexicali bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Mexicali station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bakersfield to Mexicali is 339 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Bakersfield to Mexicali.

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  • Distance: 280.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 21 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 9 h 21 min.

Airlines
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bakersfield to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Night bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Tijuana Buenavista
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Buenavista to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
$17
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx

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American Airlines offers flights from Bakersfield Airport to Yuma Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bakersfield to Bakersfield Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $28 - $35.

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