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

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Fly to Bakersfield  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Bakersfield (BFL) RNO - BFL

$249 - $1,140

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the night bus from Reno to Bakersfield FlixBus

$21 - $33

5 alternative options

Fly to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Los Angeles (LAX) RNO - LAX
  2. Take the bus from LAX Terminal #4 to Bakersfield

$117 - $380

Bus, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno to Sacramento FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station San Joaquins

$60 - $147

Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca 1429 / ...

$49 - $123

Train  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Reno Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station San Joaquins

$86 - $212

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Reno to Bakersfield 408.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Reno to Bakersfield is to night bus which costs $20 - $35 and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reno to Bakersfield is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $380 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reno to Bakersfield. However, there are services departing from Reno, Nv and arriving at Bakersfield, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reno station to Bakersfield station. However, there are services departing from Reno Amtrak Station and arriving at Bakersfield Amtrak Station via Sacramento Valley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 2 min.

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The distance between Reno and Bakersfield is 292 miles. The road distance is 408.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Reno to Bakersfield without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 6 min and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Reno to Bakersfield, including transfers.

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Reno to Bakersfield bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Reno, Nv station.

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Reno to Bakersfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Reno Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Reno to Bakersfield is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $240 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 9 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 12 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Reno to Bakersfield.
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  • Distance: 292.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Reno, NV, USA and Bakersfield, CA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Reno to Bakersfield hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reno to Bakersfield via Sacramento, Ca in around 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reno to Bakersfield via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Reno to Bakersfield via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Reno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to Bakersfield via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Reno to Bakersfield via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Reno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
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 Sacramento Valley Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Train from Reno Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Airport Valet Express
Website
airportvaletexpress.com
Bus from LAX Terminal #4 to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
airportvaletexpress.com
2 weeks in advance
$44
1-6 days in advance
$64
Last minute reservation
$74
7-13 days in advance
$54
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from Reno to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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There is no direct flight from Reno Airport to Bakersfield Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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

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Reno to Bakersfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bakersfield Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reno to Bakersfield is 409 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to drive from Reno to Bakersfield.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reno Airport to Bakersfield Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Bakersfield. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Reno to Reno Airport is to line 12 bus which takes 19 min and costs $2 - $5.

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