There are 6 ways to get from Bakersfield to Monterey by bus, train, car, plane, shuttle or night bus

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

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Bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Gilroy, Ca 6774
  2. Take the bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Tyler / Franklin 55

$30 - $76

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Train, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Tyler / Franklin 55

$51 - $125

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to Monterey 224.2 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Bakersfield to San Francisco, shuttle  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to San Francisco (SFO) BFL - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$283 - $503

Night bus to Burbank, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$101 - $343

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY

$93 - $292

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bakersfield to Monterey. However, there are services departing from Bakersfield, Ca and arriving at Tyler / Franklin via Monterey / Gilroy Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Bakersfield and Monterey is 183 miles. The road distance is 224.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bakersfield to Monterey without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Bakersfield to Monterey, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Bakersfield Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 18 min.

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Bakersfield to Monterey bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Tyler / Franklin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bakersfield to Monterey is 224 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to drive from Bakersfield to Monterey.

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United Airlines offers flights from Bakersfield Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 270+ hotels available in Monterey. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bakersfield to Monterey.
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  • Distance: 182.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Bakersfield, CA, USA and Monterey, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Bakersfield to Monterey via Gilroy, Ca and Monterey / Gilroy Train Station in around 7 h 2 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Bakersfield to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to Tyler / Franklin
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
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
Night bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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

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

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