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There are 8 ways to get from Foster City to Bakersfield by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Bakersfield  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL

$247 - $469

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  9h 17m

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

$17 - $33

6 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Burbank, night bus  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the night bus from Burbank Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Station

Fly San Jose to Burbank, night bus  •  7h 22m

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

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, night bus  •  7h 6m

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

Train  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station San Joaquins

$60 - $146

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca 6825

$32 - $82

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Foster City to Bakersfield 274.4 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Foster City to Bakersfield is to bus which costs $17 - $35 and takes 9h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to Bakersfield is to fly which costs $240 - $470 and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to Bakersfield. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd and arriving at Bakersfield, Ca via Hayward, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 33m.

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The distance between Foster City and Bakersfield is 237 miles. The road distance is 274.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Bakersfield without a car is to train which takes 8h 22m and costs $60 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Foster City to Bakersfield, including transfers.

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Foster City to Bakersfield bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Hayward, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Bakersfield is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs $240 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 8h 22m, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 8h 33m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Bakersfield Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Foster City to Bakersfield bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bakersfield, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to Bakersfield.
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  • Distance: 236.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Foster City, CA, USA and Bakersfield, CA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Foster City to Bakersfield once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Foster City to Bakersfield 4 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $140 and the journey takes 6h 17m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$250 - $340
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 Burbank Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
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 Hayward, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Eastridge Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Jose to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to Bakersfield is 274 miles. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Foster City to Bakersfield.

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

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There are 54+ hotels available in Bakersfield. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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