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There are 9 ways to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield by train, bus, night bus, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station San Joaquins

$50 - $130

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the night bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield FlixBus

$15 - $28

7 alternative options

Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca 1429 / ...

$30 - $80

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Bakersfield 278.4 miles

$27 - $40

Train, BART to San Francisco, fly to Bakersfield  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL

$273 - $526

Fly Sacramento to Burbank, night bus  •  5h 50m

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

Fly Sacramento to Los Angeles, bus  •  5h 6m

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

$112 - $307

Train to Oakland, fly to Burbank, night bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  3. Take the night bus from Burbank Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Station

Fly Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SMF - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca

$153 - $362

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield is to night bus which costs $15 - $29 and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Bakersfield, Ca. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sacramento Valley Station station and arriving at Bakersfield Amtrak Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Sacramento and Bakersfield is 262 miles. The road distance is 278.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield without a car is to train which takes 5h 15m and costs $50 - $130.

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The train from Sacramento Valley Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station takes 5h 15m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield is to train which takes 5h 15m and costs $50 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 6h.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield.
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  • Distance: 261.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Bakersfield, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Bakersfield twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 5h 15m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 6h. ACN Autobuses also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 Sacramento to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
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 Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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 Sacramento, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
Airport Valet Express
Website
airportvaletexpress.com
Bus from LAX Terminal #4 to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Bakersfield is 278 miles. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Sacramento to Bakersfield.

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

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Book your Sacramento to Bakersfield train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Sacramento to Bakersfield bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12m and costs $2.

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