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There are 6 ways to get from Bakersfield to Stanford University by plane, train, night bus, bus, subway or car

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Fly Bakersfield to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  3h 29m

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

$247 - $467

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  8h 26m

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

$14 - $28

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Night bus to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  5h 54m

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

$63 - $305

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8h 21m

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

$37 - $80

Train, BART  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Richmond Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Red

$67 - $155

Drive  •  4h 28m

  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 - $28 and takes 8h 26m.

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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 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bakersfield to Stanford University. However, there are services departing from Bakersfield, Ca and arriving at Stanford Oval via Hayward BART Station and Union City BART Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 21m.

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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 8h 21m and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m 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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The quickest flight from Bakersfield Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 18m.

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

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

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  • Distance: 226.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Bakersfield to Stanford University 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 5h 55m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Bakersfield to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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.

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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 Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
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
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Eastridge Transit Center to Palo Alto Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org

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

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There are 397+ hotels available in Stanford University. 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 11m and costs $28 - $35.

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