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Phoenix - Bakersfield Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Phoenix to Bakersfield. Traveling by bus from Phoenix to Bakersfield usually takes around 11 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance417 mi (672 km)
Shortest duration9h 30m
Cheapest price$50.48
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Phoenix to Bakersfield

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Monti K

June 15, 2019- Visiting family

Tufesa Internacional

Pros: Clean and comfortable. Cons: No English spoken by bus drivers on bus trip so I didn’t completely understand drivers instructions. I didn’t mind it so much tho’ - “no harm no foul”. Tips: May be late sometimes but when riding a bus state to state, it can be anticipated if not expected - so chill and enjoy the ride.

How much is a bus ticket from Phoenix to Bakersfield?

Bus tickets for a trip from Phoenix to Bakersfield cost $80.58 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JunJun

Bus tickets from Phoenix to Bakersfield are expected to cost between $76 and $104 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Bakersfield within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $83. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Phoenix to Bakersfield is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $74. If you're planning to take the bus from Phoenix to Bakersfield during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $107. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 12 days in advance to save up to $79.17.

What bus companies travel from Phoenix to Bakersfield?

There are 5 bus lines from Phoenix to Bakersfield available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 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
FlixBus US512h 29m$138.08
Greyhound611h 27m$105.57
Los Limousines318h 21m$125.34
Tufesa Internacional19h 30m$90.00
Tufesa Plus29h 40m$90.00
  • 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 5 trips per day from Phoenix 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 6 bus trips from Phoenix to Bakersfield every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 27 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Bakersfield usually start from $50.

  • Book Los Limousines from Phoenix to Bakersfield from $121. There are 3 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from Phoenix to Bakersfield and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Bakersfield. In Phoenix, Los Limousines departs to Bakersfield from 2426 E Jefferson St . In Bakersfield, Los Limousines arrives at Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave .

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Phoenix to Bakersfield takes 18 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Bakersfield in 9 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend 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 1 from Phoenix to Bakersfield, with prices starting from $90. 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 11 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 417 miles from Phoenix to Bakersfield. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 30 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.

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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Phoenix to Bakersfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Phoenix to Bakersfield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Phoenix to Bakersfield; ticket prices start at $104.00.

City Information

Phoenix

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Phoenix, in the heart of the American Southwest, is the capital of Arizona and one of the best destinations for escaping the cold winter months. But we won't lie, it can get HOT.

Sure, you can sip a margarita by the pool at any one of the city's many resorts, or you can get outside and experience some of the Sonoran Desert's unique landscapes. For impressive views of the city and the desert beyond, hike up Camelback Mountain, a 2,700-foot humped mountain which resembles a kneeling camel. If you're more a fan of Tiger Woods than camel mountains, see why Phoenix is a top destination for golf at one of the city's 200+ golf courses.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, you too can overcome your sore muscles after a long day of hiking or golfing and get ready to hit the town. After all, Phoenix is one of the biggest party hubs in the U.S. Roosevelt Row, a creative arts district known for its galleries and mural-covered walls, is one of many spots where Phoenix comes to life after dark. Recommended haunts on Roosevelt Row include the Churchill and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co, as well as The Duce which offers themed nights ranging from Cowboy Night to Burlesque.

Getting to Phoenix is surely easier than getting over your hangover. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a large and busy airport just outside of downtown, and bus service is operated from stations throughout the city connecting Phoenix to destinations in Arizona and beyond. Unfortunately, there is no train service to Phoenix.

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 Phoenix?

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

The Phoenix Bus Station at 2115 E Buckeye Road is located directly adjacent to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The bus station is open 24 hours, convenient for anyone traveling in or out of Phoenix regardless of what time your bus departs. The Phoenix Bus Station is the primary origin and transfer point for all Greyhound routes serving major cities in the Phoenix area. Besides Greyhound, you might travel to or from this station with other bus companies like FlixBus, Express Arrow, and Tufesa. Because the airport is so close to the bus station, travelers can easily access connections to downtown Phoenix via the PHX Sky Train or Valley Metro Rail.

All bus stations in Phoenix:

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

  • McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave

  • 2426 E Jefferson St

Where does the bus arrive in Bakersfield?

Main arrival station: 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

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

All bus stations in Bakersfield:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • Bakersfield California

  • McKee Park & Ride Bus Stop

  • Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave

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