There are 4 ways to get from Bakersfield to South Lake Tahoe by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$75 - $166

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 1420 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$56 - $113

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to South Lake Tahoe 370.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to Reno (RNO) BFL - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$166 - $616

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bakersfield to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bakersfield to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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The distance between Bakersfield and South Lake Tahoe is 253 miles. The road distance is 370.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Bakersfield to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bakersfield to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Bakersfield, Ca and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via Sacramento Amtrak and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Bakersfield, CA, USA and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Bakersfield to South Lake Tahoe via Sacramento, Ca, Sacramento Amtrak, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, and South Y Transit Station in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Bakersfield to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bakersfield to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bakersfield to Reno via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bakersfield to Reno via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bakersfield to Reno via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bakersfield to Reno via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bakersfield to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
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 Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com

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