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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Kernville by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly, drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL
  2. Drive from Bakersfield to Kernville

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Bus via Greenfield  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Bakersfield N2002
  2. Take the bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Bakersfield San Joaquins
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150

Bus  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Bakersfield "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Kernville 337.1 miles
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kernville is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Kernville is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Kernville is to fly and drive which costs $220 - $380 and takes 3h 55m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Kernville is 263 miles. The road distance is 337.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Kernville without a car is to bus via Greenfield which takes 9h 25m and costs $60 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from San Francisco to Kernville, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Bakersfield Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Kernville is 337 miles. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from San Francisco to Kernville.

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

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There are 14+ hotels available in Kernville. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $8 - $10.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Kernville.
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  • Distance: 262.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Kernville, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Kernville via Park & Ride/McKee Rd., GET Downtown Transit Center, and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. in around 9h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $400
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$27 - $60
Adult Advance Purchase
$22 - $30
Kern Transit
Phone
800-323-2396
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90

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