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Journey Information

There are 34 intercity buses per day from Bakersfield to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles usually takes around 2 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional bus can make the trip in 50 minutes.

Distance101 mi (163 km)
Shortest duration0h 50m
Cheapest price€10.27
Trips per day35
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Bakersfield to Los Angeles

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




4 March 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Friendly driver & cheap ticket. Cons: nothing. Tips: no.

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

€22.37 is the average price of a bus ticket from Bakersfield to Los Angeles. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles is expected to range from €25 to €33. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €25 and can be found on 21 February 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bakersfield to Los Angeles in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €33 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


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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €7.03 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Bakersfield to Los Angeles?

There are 6 bus lines from Bakersfield to Los Angeles available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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 Thruway35h 40m€36.78
FlixBus US102h 30m€21.74
Greyhound112h 15m€24.67
Los Limousines93h 37m€49.14
Tufesa Internacional21h 18m€42.93
Tufesa Plus22h 38m€42.93
  • 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 Bakersfield to Los Angeles start at €10. On average, there are 3 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

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

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 11 bus trips from Bakersfield to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from €15.

  • Book Los Limousines from Bakersfield to Los Angeles from €48. There are 9 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from Bakersfield to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Los Angeles. In Bakersfield, Los Limousines departs to Los Angeles from Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave and one other station. In Los Angeles, Los Limousines arrives at E Olympic Blvd & S Augusta Ave Bus Stop and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Bakersfield to Los Angeles takes 3 hours and 37 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Los Angeles in 0 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Los Angeles.

  • 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 Bakersfield to Los Angeles, with prices starting from €33. 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 48 minutes to cover the 163 kilometers from Bakersfield to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 50 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.

Because many passengers travel from Bakersfield to Los Angeles at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 04:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Bakersfield to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 34 scheduled buses that travel from Bakersfield to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 35 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 Bakersfield to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at €27.07.

City Information


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.

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 Bakersfield?

Main departure station: 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

Buses to Los Angeles leave from 10 stations in Bakersfield.

All bus stations in Bakersfield:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • McKee Park & Ride Bus Stop

  • Bakersfield California

  • Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave

  • South Strip

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

  • 685 N First Ave

  • 1611 E Main St

  • Carl's Jr restaurant

  • Tehachapi Park and Ride

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: 800 N Alameda St

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 12 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • E Olympic Blvd & S Augusta Ave Bus Stop

  • Los Angeles Bus Station

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

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