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Routes17
Trips per day190
bus lines8
Stations5
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About 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.

What bus companies travel to Bakersfield, California?

Located in California, Bakersfield is accessible by bus from 17 other cities. You can choose from 190 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Bakersfield on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Bakersfield are also available..

Bus companies serving Bakersfield

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US23011h 57m€81.33
Los Limousines448h 3m€60.59
Greyhound386h 26m€43.25
Autobuses Monarca224h 45m€49.71
Tufesa Plus165h 22m€52.38
Tufesa Internacional144h 27m€47.73
Amtrak Thruway143h 21m€21.99
Tufesa131d 2h 51m€176.55
  • 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.

  • 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.

Which bus service has the best service to Bakersfield?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Bakersfield by bus with Amtrak Thruway giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that FlixBus US had the most comfortable bus service to Bakersfield taking into account the seats and amenities that FlixBus US offers. They rate FlixBus US a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Bakersfield punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Bakersfield, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€11.02 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Bakersfield, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Bakersfield. In the last month, buses from Tehachapi to Bakersfield had the lowest average price at €11.94.

The busiest bus station in Bakersfield is 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Bakersfield are:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station
  • McKee Park & Ride Bus Stop
  • Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave
The closest airport to Bakersfield is Meadows Field (BFL), it is located 4.7 miles from the city center of Bakersfield.
Bakersfield ranks number 5 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 101 in United States. Bakersfield ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Bakersfield via bus service. On average 123 direct daily bus trips serve Bakersfield.
The population of Bakersfield is 373640. Bakersfield ranks number 10 in terms of population in California and number 89 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Bakersfield range from €12 for a short trip to Bakersfield, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Bakersfield starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Bakersfield can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €31.
People who take the bus to Bakersfield are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Bakersfield easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Bakersfield is 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station, located just 0.5 miles away. Select 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Bakersfield. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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