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Journey Information

There are 37 intercity buses per day from Bakersfield to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles usually takes around 2 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Plus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance101 mi (163 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$12.00
Trips per day35
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Bakersfield to Los Angeles

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




May 25, 2024- Visiting family


Got there safe, very good driver.



March 4, 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?

Bus tickets for a trip from Bakersfield to Los Angeles cost $33.21 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $34 to $39. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 23, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Los Angeles this week, bus tickets are available starting at $34.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Bakersfield to Los Angeles by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $31 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $8.81 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Bakersfield to Los Angeles?

There are 7 bus lines from Bakersfield to Los Angeles 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 Thruway35h 41m$44.11
Autobuses Monarca22h 0m$54.08
FlixBus US112h 31m$32.47
Greyhound142h 20m$34.22
Los Limousines33h 28m$51.99
Tufesa Internacional22h 15m$46.01
Tufesa Plus22h 38m$46.01
  • 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 $12. On average, there are 3 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Autobuses Monarca from Bakersfield to Los Angeles from $53. There are 2 trips per day offered by Autobuses Monarca from Bakersfield to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay for a Autobuses Monarca ticket to Los Angeles. In Bakersfield, Autobuses Monarca departs to Los Angeles from 1000 Real Rd . In Los Angeles, Autobuses Monarca arrives at 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd and one other station.

    An average trip on Autobuses Monarca from Bakersfield to Los Angeles takes 2 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Autobuses Monarca trip will get you to Los Angeles in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Autobuses Monarca offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Los Angeles.

  • 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 Bakersfield to Los Angeles, 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 Bakersfield to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from $22.

  • Book Los Limousines from Bakersfield to Los Angeles from $48. There are 3 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 . In Los Angeles, Los Limousines arrives at Los Angeles Bus Station and one other station.

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Bakersfield to Los Angeles takes 3 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Los Angeles in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 3 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 $35. 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 41 minutes to cover the 101 miles from Bakersfield to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles. 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 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bakersfield to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 37 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 $29.00.

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 11 stations in Bakersfield.

All bus stations in Bakersfield:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • McKee Park & Ride Bus Stop

  • Bakersfield California

  • Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave

  • 1000 Real Rd

  • South Strip

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

  • 1611 E Main St

  • 685 N First Ave

  • 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 11 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • Los Angeles Bus Station

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 1716 7th Street

  • 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd

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