There are 7 ways to get from Bakersfield to Stanford University by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly Bakersfield to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to San Francisco (SFO) BFL - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain

$245 - $463

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield to San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Eastridge Transit Center to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 522 / ...

$14 - $24

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Night bus to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$63 - $302

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6774

$35 - $78

Train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station San Joaquins
  2. Take the train from Skt Stockton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station Ace / ...

$64 - $136

Bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Hayward, Ca 6834 / ...

$37 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to Stanford University 261.9 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bakersfield to Stanford University is to bus which costs $13 - $24 and takes 8 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bakersfield to Stanford University is to fly and Caltrain which costs $240 - $470 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bakersfield to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Chester & Truxtun and arriving at Tresidder Union via Bakersfield, Eastridge Transit Center and Caltrain University Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bakersfield to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Bakersfield Amtrak and arriving at Palo Alto Caltrain via Skt Stockton Station and Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 59 min.

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The distance between Bakersfield and Stanford University is 227 miles. The road distance is 261.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bakersfield to Stanford University without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 3 min and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Bakersfield to Stanford University, including transfers.

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

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Bakersfield to Stanford University train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Bakersfield Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Bakersfield to Stanford University is to bus which takes 7 h 3 min and costs $35 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $140 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Bakersfield to Stanford University.
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  • Distance: 226.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

What companies run services between Bakersfield, CA, USA and Stanford University, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Bakersfield to Stanford University hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bakersfield to Stanford University via Stockton Robert Cabral Station, Skt Stockton Station, Scc Santa Clara Station, Santa Clara Caltrain, and Palo Alto Caltrain in around 7 h 59 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Bakersfield to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
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 Stockton Robert Cabral Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Skt Stockton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
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.

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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Bakersfield to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Eastridge Transit Center to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org

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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 Stanford University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Hayward, Ca station.

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Bakersfield to Stanford University train services, operated by Altamont Corridor Express, arrive at Scc Santa Clara Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bakersfield to Stanford University is 262 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from Bakersfield to Stanford University.

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

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There are 389+ hotels available in Stanford University. Prices start at $106 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 $28 - $35.

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