Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
United Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield. Confirm policy on booking site.
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 03m, covering a distance of 238 miles.
There are 14 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Bakersfield per week, averaging 2 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Bakersfield from San Francisco were found on United Airlines ($122) and American Airlines ($168), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on United Airlines ($243) and American Airlines ($325).
United Airlines (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From San Francisco to Bakersfield, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Bakersfield back to San Francisco , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Bakersfield Meadows Field, also known as Bakersfield Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Crowded and hot just like Miami"
Cons: "No delays"
Pros: "On time. Warm greetings from the pilots. New aircraft, clean, great entertainment."
Cons: "It is what it is, doesn’t have to be better"
Pros: "seat was basic. prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen."
Cons: "prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen. only food available besides pretzel was pay food."
Cons: "The gate agents called all boarding groups with the boarding queue extending the entire length of the jet bridge and into the terminal beyond the gate area, making us stand in line ten to fifteen minutes longer for no reason."
Pros: "great entertainment"
Cons: "It would’ve been nice if we made it to fort Meyers!"
Pros: "Boarding was very smooth because the fligh had a lot of Sears availabke"
Cons: "Make AA a real earline to serve passengers not profits"
Pros: "Puntual, connexion gates very closed,"
Cons: "I need to paid 100$ or more to have a seat"
Pros: "Everything no complain"
Cons: "I like everything Everything no complain"
Pros: "Service and boarding was smooth and friendly."
Cons: "The seat assignments based on loyalty status - rude gate agents"
Pros: "Plane was on time, good service, main cabin extra is nice with my knees"
Cons: "No problems"
Cons: "Breakfast - lots of sugary items"
Pros: "The flights were on time and the staff was very friendly."
Pros: "Nice new aircraft - clean and comfortable. Entertainment selection and system is excellent. SFO airport is clean and efficient"
Cons: "I DO NOT like JFK airport. The signage is poor and it's difficult to figure out where you need to go. There aren't enough monitors and people in the airport are rude (including staff)"
Pros: "Delayed and no AC working..."
Pros: "The quickness at which they discovered my suitcase was missing even before I got to the luggage carousel and sent me text. The quickness at which my suitcase was found, put on another plane and returned to me the next day by noon to my home. There was nothing missing."
Cons: "That damage on my suitcase is not covered. Corner was torn 8 inches and a tear in the fabric. But it wasn't my expensive suitcase. It got caught on the carousel I sure because the paper identifying strips got caught somewhere."
Pros: "Good friendly service. Flights were on time."
Cons: "I was on a flight to Dallas on an American Airline flight which arrived late due to weather conditions, and the connecting flight didn't even wait for me although they know why I couldn't make it on time. And I was only late for about 5 minutes."
Cons: "I'm getting to Madrid 24 hrs after I was supposed to"
Pros: "while our flight was delayed, they kept us well-informed about what was happening and didn't leave us in the dark. We were delayed because an fight attendant failed to show up, and there happened to be another off-duty flight attendant passenger on board who volunteered to work the flight so that we could still depart on time. Real thoughtful dedication!"
Pros: "Did not use"
Cons: "Tight seating"
Cons: "I got to Moscow, SVO. I didn't receive my bag. This sucks."
Pros: "The food was great!"
Cons: "The new baggage rule limits you to two bags in business on international flights☹️"
Pros: "Pilot did good job in tricky conditions at landing."
Cons: "Wish food were served."
Pros: "Everything was on time and luggage arrived at my final destination"
Cons: "Free wifi would be amazing :)"
Pros: "The entire fly, connections, food and both crews excelente. Flight on time."
Pros: "Airline and crew looked after us and kept us informed. My app said the flight was delayed but the captain didn't seem to know this so we sat for half an hour or more after planned departure. Maybe he hoped to get an earlier slot. We were 30 mins late in the end."
Cons: "No food for purchase, just a drink and biscuit."
Pros: "Good service, as efficient as possible"
Pros: "Headrest entertainment systems"
Cons: "Lack of comfort in the seat, pay for every little thing, departed late, 90% of all passengers seems to be lumped in "Group 6" making boarding extremely annoying. I suppose any other group costs extra."
Pros: "No food at all."
Cons: "Late by 40 min"
Pros: "The comfortable sitting and good hospitality by staff. Timely departure and smooth landing of aircraft."
Cons: "AA worst airline People They have working in SFO Incompetent Rude Useless"
Cons: "It was delayed for about a half an hour. Other than that it was great"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "They charge for everything luggage they can see in the front desk. My 63 years old mother had her small size hand carrier, a travel tote on top (with her travel blanket and her medicine) and a crossbody passport size. They told her to put it in her tote!!! Only 2 items allows. ... In the plane she saw passengers carried way more than what that."
Pros: "Lots of free movies."
Cons: "No free food."
Cons: "it was really bumpy"
Cons: "I was told I had to check my duffle bag at the gate, that there was no room for it. When I dot to my dirty seat I found room for three of my bags in the overhead compartment."
Cons: "Pathetic airline service especially towards senior citizens.. One of the worst airline.. Poor baggage tracking system and Etihad staff lacks knowledge about their own airline.."
Cons: "no food, no entertainment, seemed like a pretty, seemed like an old plane judging from the interior"
Pros: "On time arrival despite two issues at the departure gate"
Pros: "The Good: The seat configuration available for an upcharge of $38 gave just enough additional room to make getting my frail elderly mother in and out of her seat and accessing items she needed from a bag stored under the seat ahead of me much easier and safer than it would have been in, say, the sardine can-like conditions of the coach section on United flights."
Cons: "The Bad: At boarding, American does not provide pre-boarding for those who need extra time. I was traveling with my elderly mother, who can walk (very) short distances but is quite frail. American was great about providing a wheelchair to the gate, but then we were on our own. Because there was no designated boarding for people needing extra time or assistance, I had to sharp elbow my way to the front of the post-first class boarders and talk folks into letting her through. Stressful for both of us."
Pros: "tvs at every seat"
Pros: "Flight departed on time. Good seat pitch in economy. Food and beverages included and tasted good surprisingly. Crew were helpful and efficient. Plenty of entertainment options for film, TV and music."
Cons: "Do not like the process of boarding by group number. Another way of squeezing money out of the consumer. Also causes chaos when trying to board. Seats too narrow in economy especially if your broad shouldered."
Cons: "I was flying with Air Canada. The UI for watching movies was not good, it had a hard time to respond to the inputs. It was also hard to move the videos forward to the part I needed. Plus, the audio wasn't working well with my own earphones."
Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "More drink service"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi but swayback said Wi-Fi"
Pros: "That the flight wasn't any longer than it was"
Cons: "A bit hot n stuffy"
Pros: "Love the ability to watch films on my device by way of United WiFi"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"
Cons: "The unplanned layover in HNL was very poorly handled."
Cons: "Another airport would be better, no extra charges for bags would be even better!"
Pros: "Better staff"
Cons: "Still terrible"
Cons: "Overall good thanks"
Cons: "I missed my sister graduating because of avianca"
Pros: "Boarding, service, staff attitudes, on time and deplaning"
Cons: "Staff kinda rude"
Cons: "So uncomfortable."
Pros: "SFO-SYD was great. My luggage was left behind in SYD when I landed QZN!!! Not amused!"
Cons: "Them losing my luggage!"
Cons: "CAs of UA were not kind as usual. It was UA, so I didn't expect nice service from first."
Pros: "Flight crew was excellent and went over and above to help us"
Cons: "We were told due to the delay that CSR ‘s would help us with making our flights. Upon arrival no csr. Plane was still at terminal. Had to make 2 calls to a supervisor before csr’s Would do their job and get us boarded. Finally they came to their senses."
Pros: "Arrived a little early!"
Cons: "7/8 size Brazilian airplane."
Cons: "The food was so poor I never had such a tasteless food"
Pros: "See above. The same applies."
Cons: "See above. The same applies."
Pros: "The Boeing 787 plane was very nice. The window shading control is unique!"
Cons: "Thanks United for keeping my diet in check."
Pros: "Every day they take more away from us....the paying customer. ALL major carriers are becoming LCC ( low cost carriers ). Are there no real domestic airlines left. I REALLY miss Continental."
Cons: "I used to enjoy flying. Now I dtead it. There is NOTHING to look forward to. These days you get to pick lhe lesser of all evils. Is there an airline out there that REALLY wants me as a customer???"
Pros: "On time , and good service"
Pros: "Staff was nice!"
Cons: "I didn't like the luggage restrictions associated with our tickets."
Pros: "Everything was great all around"
Pros: "The services"
Pros: "Arriving alive"
Cons: "Comfort, accessible media, cost"
Cons: "On board service!!!!!"
Pros: "Easy quick boarding - attendants seemed to watch and keep the misc items from going into the overhead."
Cons: "Being woken up to see if I wanted water or food"
Cons: "Long delay in San Francisco"
Cons: "okay because it was short"
Pros: "The stewardess miss polanxo was great"
Cons: "Late, waited for a plane while numerous flights to Ontario and Sacramento came and went. Unacceptable."
Cons: "-It said you can watch the movie using your personal device using WIFI; 99% the WIFI will drop or not working at all."
Cons: "My itinerary had to completely change."
Cons: "I am only 5 ft tall & petite but felt like a sardine with my knees hitting the seat in front. The overhead bins were so small that they couldn't fit carry ons efficiently so everyone was scrambling for space, delaying the boarding process & heightening frustration & stress. Boarding process was also inefficient causing delays."
Cons: "United airlines plane from SLC to SFO departed 45 minutes late due to maintenance issue. Then the connecting flight from SFO to Bakersfield left 10 minutes early, thus resulting in a small group missing the connection. Spent Father's Day in the airport for 10+ hours to get on the last flight out of SFO to Bakersfield. Customer service was unhelpful and rude until they found out that the issue was at the fault of united Airlines and not external circumstances."
Pros: "Movies were ok."
Cons: "Openly rude, almost argumentative staff. I was afraid to talk back because the last thing I want is any accusation of bad behavior on an airplane. But if this were a restaurant, the customers would get up and leave without eating. I've never had this experience on China Airlines or Japan Air. I will never use UA again."
Cons: "waiting for wheelchairs."
Cons: "Seat could not recline, voucher was only a small fraction of the ticket fare that I paid. This is a business class seat."
Pros: "on time arrival"
Cons: "power outlets were present but not functional. A real pity as I counted on it for my long trip to keep my portable devices. Lounge in Chicago does not have many outlets either and the next plane to Brussels either. This prevented me to keep my devices up along my trip preventing to work or watch movie as I wanted."
Cons: "Over a hour late leaving San Francisco"
Cons: "Delayed departure, changed gate."
Pros: "My overall experience was excellent except for your new food policy. Meals should included! I am handicapped and asked for help boarding and getting to flights! I was helped by your caring and very curtitious staff! Thank you for your help."
Cons: "United lost one of our baggage"
Airlines flying from San Francisco to Bakersfield have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
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