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

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Train  •  5h 31m

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

$40 - $60

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Bus  •  6h

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

$11 - $50

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Drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Bakersfield 278.4 miles

$27 - $40

Train, BART to San Francisco, fly to Bakersfield  •  5h 16m

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

$273 - $507

Fly Sacramento to Los Angeles, bus  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Los Angeles (LAX) SMF - LAX
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Bakersfield

$86 - $257

Fly Sacramento to Santa Barbara, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SMF - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop to Bakersfield Amtrak Station

Fly Sacramento to Burbank, bus  •  6h 32m

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

$121 - $332

Fly Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SMF - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Bakersfield

$141 - $333

Fly Sacramento to Long Beach, bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Long Beach (LGB) SMF - LGB
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Bakersfield

$106 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 37m.

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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 31m.

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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 31m and costs $40 - $60.

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The train from Sacramento Valley Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station takes 5h 31m 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, depart from Sacramento Valley Station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield is to train which takes 5h 31m and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $50 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 31m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Bakersfield twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 5h 31m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $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 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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
5h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
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 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Burbank to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
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
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
57 min
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 14m.

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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 37m 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 bus tickets online with Greyhound, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Bakersfield. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $2 - $4.

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