The cheapest times to fly from BFL to SBP are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • April 16th to June 17th (except the weeks of May 14th and May 21st)
  • July 9th to August 5th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BFL to SBP is early December. Prices can be as high as $768 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $468 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to San Luis Obispo

Flying from Bakersfield, CA (BFL) to San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) will usually cost between $468 to $568 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $468. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $627. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $159 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $501 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BFL to SBP flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BFL to SBP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BFL to SBP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BFL to SBP flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Bakersfield. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $3.46, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $48 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $471. Return trip prices are from the SBP to BFL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BFL to SBP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BFL to SBP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 22.55% less expensive than SBP
  • 1-layover flights available

See BFL to BUR flights


Flight Hacking BFL to SBP

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BFL to SBP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Phoenix, AZ (BFL > PHX > SBP)

  • Price for both tickets: $484
  • Average savings: $18 (3.49%)

See BFL to PHX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BFL to SBP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Luis County Regional Airport to Meadows Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 90 miles or 145 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BFL to SBP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BFL to SBP flight is about 1 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Bakersfield, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from BFL to SBP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BFL
Origination airport name Meadows Field Airport
City Bakersfield, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.4
Longitude -119.1

Return Airport

Destination code SBP
Destination airport name San Luis County Regional Airport
City San Luis Obispo, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -120.6


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