Bakersfield to Berkeley Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $18
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 16min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 36 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 250 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, United
$18 · 6h 30min · 41 lb of CO2
Bakersfield to Berkeley
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$63 · 5h 40min · 82 lb of CO2
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$246 · 5h 16min · 474 lb of CO2
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Bakersfield to Berkeley Flights

There are 1 airports — BFL — that make sense to fly out of from Bakersfield and 2 airports — OAK, SFO — to access Berkeley. The best deals are usually found by flying out of BFL.

United offers flights from BFL to OAK, SFO.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Berkeley from Bakersfield, a flight is the quickest method.
$34 · 4h 29min · 51 lb of CO2
Bakersfield to Berkeley

Drive from Bakersfield to Berkeley

It's 250 miles between Bakersfield to Berkeley. On a typical day, it might take between 4h 29min and 4h 43min from Bakersfield to Berkeley under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 56min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Berkeley by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $33.

What is the best way to travel from Bakersfield to Berkeley?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Bakersfield to Berkeley. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Bakersfield towards San Francisco, as it is the cheapest to Berkeley. It's common to find tickets for as low as $18. Greyhound operates from Bakersfield to Berkeley, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Bakersfield to Berkeley?

On your trip from Bakersfield to Berkeley, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Bakersfield to Berkeley CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Bakersfield to Berkeley. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Berkeley is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Bakersfield/Berkeley buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Bakersfield is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Bakersfield CA and Berkeley during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Bakersfield to Berkeley? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Berkeley traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Berkeley is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Bakersfield to Berkeley?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Bakersfield to Berkeley is by bus. The bus costs $18 roughly and will take 7 hours.

Does Amtrak go from Bakersfield to Berkeley?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Bakersfield area and Berkeley, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 7 hours 30 minutes. We recommend catching the train at BFD Bakersfield Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from Bakersfield. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at SAC Sacramento.

How long does it take from Bakersfield to Berkeley by car?

The total distance between Bakersfield and Berkeley is 250 miles and will take you about 4 hours 29 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $34.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Bakersfield to Berkeley
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Bakersfield to Berkeley
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
United United from Bakersfield to Berkeley
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Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247