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Buses from Los Angeles to Bakersfield

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Los Angeles - Bakersfield Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance101 mi (163 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$20.16
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines4

Price trends for buses from Los Angeles to Bakersfield

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13MayJun

Monthly average prices

$64$51$38$26$13JJASONDJFMAM

Prices as travel date approaches

$64$51$38$26$133020100

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

There are 4 bus lines from Los Angeles to Bakersfield available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Amtrak Thruway usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway43h 15m$21.40
FlixBus US42h 39m$29.29
Tufesa Internacional52h 19m$47.91
Tufesa Plus22h 32m$48.64
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Los Angeles to Bakersfield start at $20. On average, there are 4 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Tufesa Internacional

    Tufesa Internacional

    Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. On average, Tufesa Internacional runs 5 from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, with prices starting from $41. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.

  • Tufesa Plus

    Tufesa Plus

    Book Tufesa Plus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield from $41. There are 2 Tufesa Plus schedules from Los Angeles to Bakersfield and you can expect on average to pay for a Tufesa Plus ticket to Bakersfield. In Los Angeles, Tufesa Plus departs to Bakersfield from 4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E and 3 other stations. In Bakersfield, Tufesa Plus arrives at 1401 Chamberlain Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Tufesa Plus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield takes 2 hours and 32 minutes , while the fastest available Tufesa Plus trip will get you to Bakersfield in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Tufesa Plus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Bakersfield.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 163 kilometers from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Bakersfield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Bakersfield; ticket prices start at $35.84.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Departure stations

Buses to Bakersfield leave from 8 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • Pacoima - 9727 Laurel Canyon Drive

  • 4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E

  • E Olympic Blvd & S Augusta Ave Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Bakersfield?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Bakersfield at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Bakersfield:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • 1401 Chamberlain Ave

  • Downtown Transit Center

  • McKee Park & Ride Bus Stop

Need a return trip from Bakersfield to Los Angeles?

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