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There are 9 ways to get from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain by bus, car, taxi, train or plane

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Bus, drive  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit 6
  3. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

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Bus, taxi via Los Angeles  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

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Bus, drive via Los Angeles  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
  3. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit 6
  4. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

Bus, taxi  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Indio Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take a taxi from Club View at Windlass to Salvation Mountain

Bus, train, taxi  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
  4. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Drive  •  5h 29m

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain 298.6 miles

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to El Centro, taxi  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Fly Bakersfield to Yuma, bus, taxi  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to Yuma (YUM) BFL - YUM
  2. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to State Street @ 14th Street
  3. Take a taxi from State Street @ 14th Street to Salvation Mountain

Bus to Hawthorne, fly to Thermal, drive  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
  2. Fly from Hawthorne (HHR) to Thermal (TRM) HHR - TRM
  3. Drive from Thermal to Salvation Mountain
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The cheapest way to get from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 29m.

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The distance between Bakersfield and Salvation Mountain is 251 miles. The road distance is 298.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 10h 1m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 26m to get from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain is 299 miles. It takes approximately 5h 29m to drive from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Salvation Mountain. Prices start at $100 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 $27 - $35.

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Map of how to get from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain.
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  • Distance: 251.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 26m

What companies run services between Bakersfield, CA, USA and Salvation Mountain, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Bakersfield to Salvation Mountain. However, you can take the bus to Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop, take the walk to Indian Canyon at Andreas, take the line 1 bus to Indian Canyon at Tachevah, take the walk to Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center, take the bus to Chiriaco Summit, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Los Angeles, take the walk to Los Angeles Downtown, take the bus to Palm Springs Downtown, take the walk to Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center, take the bus to Chiriaco Summit, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bakersfield to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Bakersfield to Yuma via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Advanced Air, LLC
Website
advancedaircharters.com
Flights from Hawthorne to Thermal
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$6 - $220
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus 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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield to Indio Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Blythe Wellness Express
Phone
+61 760.922.1140
Website
blythewellnessexpress.org
Bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
blythewellnessexpress.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to State Street @ 14th Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$2
Website
Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
Other operators
Taxi from Club View at Windlass to Salvation Mountain
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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