San Bernardino travel guide

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You're Going to Love San Bernardino

With a population of 209,924, San Bernardino is a must-see destination in California, United States.

Where to Eat in San Bernardino

If you’re looking for affordable options, Kalaveras - San Bernardino (111 E Hospitality Ln) and Claim Jumper - San Bernardino (1905 South Commercenter East) are great picks.

When to visit San Bernardino

San Bernardino in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
San Bernardino in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to San Bernardino in July, when the average temperature is 25 °C, and the highest can go up to 36 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 83 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in San Bernardino, with an average rainfall of 1 mm.

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How to Get to San Bernardino


When flying to San Bernardino, you’ll arrive at San Bernardino Int (SBD), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to San Bernardino from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 12h.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to San Bernardino. The train journey from San Bernardino to Burbank takes 0h 29m and costs around $20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fullerton, expect to pay about $25 for a 0h 39m trip. The train station in San Bernardino is called San Bernardino, and is located 2.0 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to San Bernardino is to pick up a car hire from Los Angeles, which is about 95 km from San Bernardino. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Los Angeles.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to San Bernardino, including Tufesa, FlixBus and Amtrak. From Palm Springs, the bus ride to San Bernardino takes 177 km and will cost you around $35. From Bakersfield, the ticket costs about $56 for a journey of 201 km. The most popular bus station is San Bernardino, located 1.9 km from the city centre of San Bernardino. San Bernardino Transit Center is also a commonly used station, and is 1.0 km from the city centre.

Airports near San Bernardino

Airlines serving San Bernardino

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in San Bernardino

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Bernardino and Hampton Inn & Suites San Bernardino.

Where to stay in popular areas of San Bernardino

Most booked hotels in San Bernardino

Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Bernardino
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton San Bernardino
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Hampton Inn & Suites San Bernardino
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Motel 6 San Bernardino North
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)
Quality Inn San Bernardino
Mediocre (2.7, Mediocre reviews)

Hiring a car in San Bernardino

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in San Bernardino (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68. The most frequently booked car type in San Bernardino is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Jeep Wrangler or similar) is, on average, 63% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.