There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield by train, bus, car or towncar

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

Train, bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Goleta Amtrak to Oxnard Transporta Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Oxnard Transporta Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Cheapest option

Towncar  •  2 h 46 min

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

$16 - $180

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA 5602 / ...

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Goleta Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak 5902 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

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

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Bakersfield. However, there are services departing from Goleta, CA and arriving at Bakersfield, CA via Cabrillo & Ninos and Santa Barbara, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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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 3 h 15 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Goleta Amtrak to Oxnard Transporta Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Goleta Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Oxnard Transporta Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 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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