There are 10 ways to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield by train, bus, car 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  •  5 h 25 min

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

$50 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield FlixBus

$16 - $27

8 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h

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

$30 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Bakersfield 278.4 miles

$27 - $40

Bus to San Francisco, fly to Bakersfield  •  4 h 57 min

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

$259 - $497

Fly Sacramento to Burbank, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Burbank (BUR) SMF - BUR
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak

Fly Sacramento to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 2 min

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

$112 - $307

Fly Sacramento to Ontario/San Bernardino, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SMF - ONT
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ontario, CA to Bakersfield, CA

Train to Oakland, fly to Burbank, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak

Fly Sacramento to Long Beach, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Long Beach (LGB) SMF - LGB
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca

$120 - $303

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield is to bus which costs $16 - $27 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Bakersfield, Ca. Services depart every 20 minutes, 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 25 min.

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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 5 h 25 min and costs $50 - $130.

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The train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak takes 5 h 25 min 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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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Bakersfield.
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  • Distance: 261.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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 25 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield every 20 minutes. 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 28 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 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
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 Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
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
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
6 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sacramento to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
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 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
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

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