There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest 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.

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fresno, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  3. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150
  4. Take the bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. 227

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Train, bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150
  3. Take the bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center 227

$58 - $151

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Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Ridgecrest 397.1 miles

$35 - $60

Fly San Francisco to Bakersfield, bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL
  2. Take the bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
  3. Take the bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.

$246 - $466

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  4. Take the bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.

$86 - $484

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train, bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  4. Take the bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.

$120 - $457

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank, train, bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  3. Take the train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to Lancaster station
  4. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  5. Take the bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.

$81 - $339

Fly San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SFO - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  4. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
  5. Take the bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.

$120 - $512

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Ridgecrest. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. via Fresno, CA, Bakersfield Amtrak and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 12 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Ridgecrest is 304 miles. The road distance is 397.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 12 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 12 min to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Ridgecrest bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Bakersfield Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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San Francisco to Ridgecrest bus services, operated by Kern Transit, arrive at Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Ridgecrest is 397 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to drive from San Francisco to Ridgecrest.

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

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There are 15+ hotels available in Ridgecrest. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest.
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  • Distance: 303.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 12 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Ridgecrest via Fresno, Ca, Fresno, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Bakersfield Amtrak, and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. in around 12 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
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 San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 San Francisco, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
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 Fresno, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
estransit.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org

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