Trippy
 
  Questions  
Drive      Fly      Stay      Login    Signup

Bakersfield to San Francisco drive in 1 day

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Bakersfield to San Francisco road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Bakersfield to San Francisco. If you're planning a road trip to San Francisco, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

customize this trip

8:00 am  start in Bakersfield
drive for about 49 minutes

8:49 am  Lost Hills
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:49 am
drive for about 34 minutes

10:23 am  Kettleman City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:23 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:41 pm  Firebaugh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:41 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

2:32 pm  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:32 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

4:20 pm  Westley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:20 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

6:00 pm  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:00 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

7:39 pm  Oakland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:39 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

9:03 pm  arrive in San Francisco
stay at Top of the Mark

driving ≈ 6 hours


drive this trip in  


From:
To:
Depart:
Return:
Get:    
  Change your route
From:
To:
 
  Alternate route
Enter a city to drive through, or find all trips from Bakersfield to San Francisco.
Via:
 

Where should I stop along the way?

Lost Hills

Kettleman City

Firebaugh

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)

Westley

Livermore  (10 answers)
    Hacienda Crossings  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Livermore:
        Concannon Vineyard
    hotels around Livermore:
        Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton

Oakland  (57 answers)
    Lake Merritt  (16 mentions)
    UC Berkeley  (8 mentions)
    Jack London Square  (7 mentions)
    Ici Ice Cream  (5 mentions)
    College Ave  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Oakland:
        Chez Panisse
        Arinell Pizza Inc
        Cheese Board Bakery & Cheese
        The Trappist
        Comal
    questions about Oakland:
        Best free things to do in Oakland?
        What is Oakland like?
        First time in Oakland with 1 day to explore
        A good neighborhood in Oakland for rental?
        Best bites to eat in Oakland?


Where's the best place to stay in San Francisco?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Francisco.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in San Francisco to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Top of the Mark, which was mentioned 13 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Vitale  (8 mentions)
Cavallo Point  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in San Francisco? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in San Francisco?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ike's Place, which was mentioned 23 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Swan Oyster Depot  (22 mentions)
Kokkari Estiatorio  (21 mentions)
Tartine bakery  (20 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in San Francisco? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in San Francisco?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Golden Gate Bridge  (130 mentions)
Golden Gate Park  (112 mentions)
Alcatraz  (85 mentions)
Fisherman's Wharf  (82 mentions)
Union Square  (79 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about San Francisco. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jessica from asked:
Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?  (29 answers)

profile  Dina from Dallas asked:
What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in S.F.?  (20 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?  (19 answers)

profile  Julie from Atlanta asked:
Best activities for kids  (19 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Best views in San Francisco?  (17 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to San Francisco.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a San Francisco to Bakersfield drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Bakersfield? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Bakersfield.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Bakersfield to San Francisco. Or get a full Bakersfield to San Francisco flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Bakersfield well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Bakersfield!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 282 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 19 minutes
19 Bakersfield travel answers
10 Livermore travel answers
57 Oakland travel answers
630 San Francisco travel answers





VIEW DETAILED MAP





   
Questions   ·   Destinations   ·   Drive   ·   Fly   ·   Airports   ·   Stay   ·   Search

Login   ·   About   ·   FAQ   ·   Feedback   ·   Privacy   ·   Terms