There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Bakersfield by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. 9486 / ...
  2. 6834 / ...

$35 - $80

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 17 min

$56 - $122

Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 25 min

  1. 5818
  2. 5702 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. 233.3 miles

$22 - $35

Fly to Bakersfield  •  5 h 4 min

  1. SAN - BFL

$229 - $1,038

Fly to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. SAN - LAX

$130 - $398

Fly to Fresno, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. SAN - FAT

$106 - $364

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Bakersfield, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Bakersfield via Los Angeles, Ca in around 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Bakersfield hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Bakersfield via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Bakersfield via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Bakersfield via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Bakersfield via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Bakersfield is 341 km. The road distance is 373 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Bakersfield is to drive which takes 3 h 59 min and costs $22 - $35.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Bakersfield. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Bakersfield, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from San Diego to Bakersfield, including transfers.