There are 11 ways to get from Bakersfield to Zacatecas by bus, plane, night bus, train 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 to Los Angeles, fly to Zacatecas  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Zacatecas (ZCL) LAX - ZCL

$216 - $821

Cheapest option

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Guadalajara, bus  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Guadalajara (GDL) LAX - GDL
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
  4. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$131 - $487

9 alternative options

Night bus, bus to Tijuana, fly to Zacatecas  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
  3. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Zacatecas (ZCL) TIJ - ZCL

$230 - $1,147

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Aguascalientes, bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Aguascalientes (AGU) LAX - AGU
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$196 - $472

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly to Zacatecas  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Zacatecas (ZCL) SBA - ZCL

$240 - $815

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Leon/Guanajuato, bus  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) LAX - BJX
  3. Take the bus from León to Zacatecas

$173 - $453

Bus, train  •  35 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
  4. Take the bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas

$171 - $421

Bus via El Paso, TX  •  38 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Paso
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
  4. Take the bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas

$162 - $324

Bus TAP Royal International  •  42 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Culiacán
  3. Take the bus from Culiacán to Durango
  4. Take the bus from Durango to Zacatecas

$214 - $312

Bus, night bus  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
  4. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Zacatecas

$156 - $239

Drive  •  28 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Bakersfield to Zacatecas 1572.5 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bakersfield to Zacatecas is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $490 and takes 14 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bakersfield to Zacatecas is to bus and fly which costs $210 - $850 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bakersfield to Zacatecas. However, there are services departing from Bakersfield, Ca and arriving at Zacatecas via Los Angeles, El Paso, TX, Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 6 min.

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The distance between Bakersfield and Zacatecas is 1325 miles. The road distance is 1572.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bakersfield to Zacatecas without a car is to bus which takes 38 h 6 min and costs $160 - $330.

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It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to get from Bakersfield to Zacatecas, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Zacatecas Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Bakersfield to Zacatecas.
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  • Distance: 1324.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 26 min

What companies run services between Bakersfield, CA, USA and Zacatecas, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Bakersfield to Zacatecas via Los Angeles, Ca, Los Angeles, El Paso, El Paso, TX, Ciudad Juárez, and Chihuahua in around 38 h 6 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,200
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Phoenix, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via San Francisco, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Phoenix, San Jose
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Denver, San Jose
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Portland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Phoenix, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via San Francisco, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara via San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara via Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Leon/Guanajuato via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Santa Barbara to Zacatecas via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15 h 43 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
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
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Night bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$15 - $23
Full Fare
$11 - $16
Regular Price
$13
Internet Discount
$11
Bus from León to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$21 - $35
Full Fare
$21 - $29
Regular Price
$27
Internet Discount
$23
Bus from Culiacán to Durango
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$30 - $50
Full Fare
$35 - $55
Regular Price
$78
Internet Discount
$67
Bus from Durango to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$38
Internet Discount
$32
Bus from Guadalajara to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$25 - $40
Full Fare
$27 - $40
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$14 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $15
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Regular Price
$19
Internet Discount
$17
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$11 - $17
Primera Select
$16 - $21
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$18 - $28
Primera Select
$29 - $40
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Regular Price
$26
Internet Discount
$24
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to El Paso
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
27 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$106

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