There are 3 ways to get from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield by bus, car or towncar

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Towncar  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take a town car from Santa Barbara Airport to Bakersfield 158.2 miles

$16 - $180

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield 158.2 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Bakersfield Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) and Bakersfield is 81 miles. The road distance is 158.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak takes 4 h 30 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bakersfield Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield is 158 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Bakersfield. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield.
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  • Distance: 80.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), USA and Bakersfield, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield 3 times a day, and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Bus 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
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Santa Barbara Airport to Bakersfield
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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