Travel from Bakersfield to Santa Ana

3h 38min
21 lb of CO2
5h 1min
451 lb of CO2

Bakersfield to Santa Ana Flights

There are 1 airports — BFL — that make sense to fly out of from Bakersfield and 4 airports — SNA, LGB, ONT, BUR — to access Santa Ana. The best deals are usually found by flying out of BFL.

13h 47min
156 lb of CO2
2h 30min
29 lb of CO2

Drive from Bakersfield to Santa Ana

It's 131 miles between Bakersfield to Santa Ana. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 30min and 2h 37min from Bakersfield to Santa Ana under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 45min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Santa Ana 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 $17.

What is the best way to travel from Bakersfield to Santa Ana?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Bakersfield to Santa Ana. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Bakersfield towards Anaheim, as it is the cheapest to Santa Ana. It's common to find tickets for as low as $7. Greyhound operates from Bakersfield to Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana?

On your trip from Bakersfield to Santa Ana, 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.

Bakersfield to Santa Ana CA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Bakersfield to Santa Ana. 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 Santa Ana is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Bakersfield/Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Bakersfield to Santa Ana is by bus. The bus costs $8 roughly and will take 6 hours 15 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Bakersfield to Santa Ana?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Bakersfield area and Santa Ana, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 14 hours 18 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 Santa Ana by car?

The total distance between Bakersfield and Santa Ana is 131 miles and will take you about 2 hours 30 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $18.

Bakersfield to Santa Ana Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $8
Fastest Way Bus — 3h 38min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 21 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 130 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Bakersfield to Santa Ana
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Amtrak from Bakersfield to Santa Ana
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