There are 8 ways to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$50 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h

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

$30 - $80

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Bakersfield 278.4 miles

$27 - $40

Bus to San Francisco, fly to Bakersfield  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL

$259 - $497

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Burbank, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Burbank (BUR) SMF - BUR
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Los Angeles, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Los Angeles (LAX) SMF - LAX
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca

$98 - $285

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SMF - ONT
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ontario, CA to Bakersfield, CA

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Long Beach, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Long Beach (LGB) SMF - LGB
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca

$122 - $305

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Sacramento and Bakersfield is 419 km. The road distance is 445 km.

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

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

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

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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 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Yolobus
Phone
+1 530-666-2877
Website
yolobus.com
Bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yolobus.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Ontario, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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