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Los Angeles - Bakersfield Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 37 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield usually takes around 2 hours and 22 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$15.00
Trips per day38
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Los Angeles to Bakersfield

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Steven

February 13, 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Direct without a lot of stops. Cons: More legroom. Tips: Take the Amtrak bus.

5.0

Martha

November 26, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The peace inside the bus; my safety was in excelente driver and the view of the mountains... Cons: The courtains are les width that windows. Tips: All the time follow drivers instructions.

5.0

Carlos

November 24, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

great service

5.0

Olivia

October 15, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Temperature a little too cool. Would have liked a blanket

5.0

Melia

June 2, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Fast and comfortable.

How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

$31.10 is the average price of a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$61$41$20MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield is expected to range from $33 to $53. If you are looking to travel to Bakersfield within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $35. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $33 and can be found on June 10, 2024.

Monthly average prices

$68$55$41$27$14JJASONDJFMAM
If you're planning on taking a bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $38 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$68$55$41$27$143020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to $21.86.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

There are 7 bus lines from Los Angeles to Bakersfield available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 14 daily trips, Greyhound 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 Thruway23h 6m$18.85
Autobuses Monarca23h 30m$79.19
FlixBus US112h 16m$39.39
Greyhound142h 15m$44.76
Los Limousines53h 54m$72.76
Tufesa Internacional22h 17m$43.45
Tufesa Plus32h 0m$39.72
  • 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 $15. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Bakersfield from $78. There are 2 Autobuses Monarca schedules from Los Angeles to Bakersfield and you can expect on average to pay for a Autobuses Monarca ticket to Bakersfield. In Los Angeles, Autobuses Monarca departs to Bakersfield from 1716 7th Street and 1 other station. In Bakersfield, Autobuses Monarca arrives at 1000 Real Rd and no other station.

    An average trip on Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Bakersfield takes 3 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Autobuses Monarca trip will get you to Bakersfield in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Autobuses Monarca offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Bakersfield.

  • 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 11 trips per day from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 14 bus trips from Los Angeles to Bakersfield every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Bakersfield usually start from $30.

  • Book Los Limousines from Los Angeles to Bakersfield from $71. There are 5 Los Limousines schedules from Los Angeles to Bakersfield and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Bakersfield. In Los Angeles, Los Limousines departs to Bakersfield from 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima and 2 other stations. In Bakersfield, Los Limousines arrives at Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Los Angeles to Bakersfield takes 3 hours and 54 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Bakersfield in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Bakersfield.

  • 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 2 from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, with prices starting from $34. 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 is an economy bus service run by Tufesa. Its service area covers the southwestern states in the United States and parts of northwest Mexico. Onboard, travelers can enjoy AC, power outlets, reclining chairs, separate male and female restrooms, and WiFi while in Mexico.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 22 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Bakersfield. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 37 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Bakersfield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 38 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 $58.65.

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.

Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California, is just north of LA on the Kern River. The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, one of the city’s biggest attractions, displays fossils, dinosaur models, Native American artifacts, and a changing array of temporary exhibitions. Meanwhile, the Bakersfield Museum of Art features multiple rotating galleries of modern and historical art.

As the sun sets in Bakersfield, locals and visitors alike flock to Buck Owens Crystal Palace for food, drinks, and the biggest live music venue in the area. The Belvedere Cocktail lounge offers a more intimate live music experience– plus some amazing drinks and arcade games. For a truly unique experience, check out the family-friendly Gaslight Melodrama Theatre, where audiences are encouraged to cheer, boo, and get in on the fun of the live performances.

On the quieter side, Bakersfield has a number of beautiful parks across the city. The Park at RiverWalk is a fan favorite, with 32 sprawling acres along the Kern River dotted with picnic areas, public grills, and fishing spots. The Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area provides more outdoor activities with swimming, boating, sailing, cycling, and more.

To get to Bakersfield, fly into the Meadows Field Airport just north of the town. Several bus lines also service the area, connecting the city to Phoenix, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Ontario. For train service, Amtrak offers routes to San Diego, San Francisco, and even New York City.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: San Fernando Bus Station

Buses to Bakersfield leave from 12 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Los Angeles Bus Station

  • Los Angeles (Mariana S)

  • 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd

  • 1716 7th Street

Where does the bus arrive in Bakersfield?

Main arrival station: 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

Buses arrive in Bakersfield at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Bakersfield:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • McKee Park & Ride Bus Stop

  • Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave

  • Bakersfield California

  • 1000 Real Rd

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