There are 6 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Greyhound/18th St. 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

$37 - $85

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak 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

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 33 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 Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center

$246 - $466

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train, bus  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Downtown Burbank 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 Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center

$91 - $493

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train, bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the train from Downtown Burbank 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 Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center

$125 - $466

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Ridgecrest via Bakersfield, Ca, Greyhound/18th St., and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. in around 10 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Greyhound/18th St. to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 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 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 Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
ESTA
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
estransit.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Ridgecrest?

The distance between San Francisco and Ridgecrest is 486 km. The road distance is 635 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest is to drive which takes 6 h 44 min and costs $35 - $60.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Ridgecrest?

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Ridgecrest. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center via Greyhound/18th St. and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 48 min.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest?

It takes approximately 10 h 48 min to get from San Francisco to Ridgecrest, including transfers.