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Las Vegas - Bakersfield Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Las Vegas to Bakersfield. Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Bakersfield usually takes around 9 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance224 mi (361 km)
Shortest duration5h 47m
Cheapest price$59.65
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Las Vegas to Bakersfield

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Annie

December 27, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Cons: When I purchased my ticket for round trip and noticed it was one way back to Bakersfield and had to purchase another ticket to Wasco. Tips: Make sure your ticket is booked correctly.

Cons: When I purchased my ticket for round trip and noticed it was one way back to Bakersfield and had to purchase another ticket to Wasco. Tips: Make sure your ticket is booked correctly.

How much is a bus ticket from Las Vegas to Bakersfield?

$76.89 is the average price of a bus ticket from Las Vegas to Bakersfield. Any tickets cheaper than $76.89 can be considered a great deal. 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

$97$65$32MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Las Vegas to Bakersfield is expected to range from C$73 to C$95. If you are looking to travel to Bakersfield within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$73. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$73 and can be found on May 20, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$97$78$58$39$19JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Las Vegas to Bakersfield in January, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$78 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$97$78$58$39$193020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$19.73 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Las Vegas to Bakersfield?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Las Vegas to Bakersfield that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway15h 56m$83.99
FlixBus US49h 19m$82.25
  • 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 Las Vegas to Bakersfield start at $83. On average, there are 1 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 Las Vegas to Bakersfield, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Las Vegas 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 9 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 361 kilometers from Las Vegas to Bakersfield. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 47 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Las Vegas?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Las Vegas to Bakersfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Las Vegas to Bakersfield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Las Vegas to Bakersfield; ticket prices start at $83.03.

City Information

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Las Vegas?

Departure stations

Buses to Bakersfield leave from 4 stations in Las Vegas.

All bus stations in Las Vegas:

  • Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)

  • 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

  • RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Bakersfield?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Bakersfield at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Bakersfield:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • McKee Park & Ride Bus Stop

  • Downtown Transit Center

Need a return trip from Bakersfield to Las Vegas?

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