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Journey Information

Los Angeles to Bakersfield bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration1h 55m
Trips per day11
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Does the bus take you directly from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $17.82 was the low point for bus fares from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. Buses from Bakersfield to Los Angeles are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $17.82 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $5.03 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 101 miles (163 kilometers) from Los Angeles, CA to Bakersfield, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Bakersfield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from California to California without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Bakersfield; ticket prices start at $43.55.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Los Angeles, California to Bakersfield, California. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 11 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound112h 22m$18.22
Tufesa Internacional12h 30m$28.00

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, California has two bus stations with service to Bakersfield, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Union Station
  • 611 Maple Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Bakersfield?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Bakersfield, California:

  • 1820 18th St
  • 1401 Chamberlain Ave

Price trends for buses from Los Angeles to Bakersfield

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10SepOct

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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