There are 3 ways to get from Bakersfield to Santa Monica by bus, tram 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.

Recommended option

Bus, tram  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 1429 / ...
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$20 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10

$1 - $3

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to Santa Monica 111.5 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bakersfield to Santa Monica is to bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bakersfield to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The distance between Bakersfield and Santa Monica is 99 miles. The road distance is 111.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Bakersfield to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bakersfield to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Bakersfield Amtrak and arriving at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns via Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

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What companies run services between Bakersfield, CA, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Bakersfield to Santa Monica via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns in around 3 h 47 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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