The cheapest times to fly from SBP to BFL are

  • May 28th to June 10th
  • July 9th to November 11th (except the weeks of July 30th, October 8th, and October 15th)
  • December 24th to March 4th

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 SBP to BFL is late December. Prices can be as high as $969 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $468 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Bakersfield

Flying from San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) to Bakersfield, CA (BFL) will usually cost between $468 to $571 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $468. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $665. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $197 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $485 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBP to BFL flight.

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

SBP to BFL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBP to BFL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Luis Obispo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $3.34, 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 $473. Return trip prices are from the BFL to SBP 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 SBP to BFL 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 SBP to BFL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 39.83% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBP to FAT flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 27.45% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See SBP to LAX flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 19.40% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBP to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 5.26% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBP to ONT flights

Destination alternative #5: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 4.33% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBP to LGB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SBP to BFL? 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 Meadows Field Airport to San Luis County Regional Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from SBP to BFL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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