There are 5 ways to get from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo by train, bus 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.

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Hanford Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Hanford, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA 4012 / ...

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bakersfield, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 5602 / ...
  2. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$30 - $75

3 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Hanford Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Hanford, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA 4012 / ...

Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Visalia, Ca 6818 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Visalia, CA to San Luis Obispo (Amtrak) 402, 404 (6296)

$43 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo 137.5 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Bakersfield and San Luis Obispo is 93 miles. The road distance is 137.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo. However, there are services departing from Bakersfield Amtrak and arriving at San Luis Obispo, CA via Hanford, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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

You can take a bus from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo via Hanford Amtrak and Hanford, CA in around 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Hanford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Luis Obispo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Hanford, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Hanford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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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 Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Orange Belt Stages
Website
orangebelt.com
Bus from Visalia, CA to San Luis Obispo (Amtrak)
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
orangebelt.com

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