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Los Angeles - Bakersfield Bus Schedule

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Other ways to get from Los Angeles to Bakersfield

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Los Angeles to Bakersfield.

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Journey Information

There are 42 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield usually takes around 2 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional 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 day42
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Los Angeles to Bakersfield

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)




June 29, 2024- Solo travel


Pros: I got to my destination with no delays. Cons: Nothing it was great. Tips: Bring portable chargers not every bus has working outlets.



February 13, 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Direct without a lot of stops. Cons: More legroom. Tips: Take the Amtrak bus.



November 26, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The peace inside the bus; my safety was in excelente driver and the view of the mountains... Cons: The courtains are les width that windows. Tips: All the time follow drivers instructions.



November 24, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

great service



October 15, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Temperature a little too cool. Would have liked a blanket

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to Bakersfield cost $26.64 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 Los Angeles to Bakersfield in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $28 to $40. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 14, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Bakersfield this week, bus tickets are available starting at $31.

Monthly avg. prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $26. However, taking the bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield during June is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $31. The best way to find deals on a trip in June is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 28 days in advance to save up to $16.93.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Bakersfield?

There are 7 bus lines from Los Angeles to Bakersfield available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 17 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 Thruway23h 7m$14.99
Autobuses Monarca23h 30m$54.20
FlixBus US102h 19m$33.33
Greyhound172h 15m$34.61
Los Limousines63h 27m$50.22
Tufesa Internacional32h 8m$30.00
Tufesa Plus32h 0m$29.11
  • 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 Los Angeles to Bakersfield start at $12. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

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

    An average trip on Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Bakersfield takes 3 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Autobuses Monarca trip will get you to Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield.

  • 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 Los Angeles 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 17 bus trips from Los Angeles to Bakersfield every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Bakersfield usually start from $21.

  • Book Los Limousines from Los Angeles to Bakersfield from $49. There are 6 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from Los Angeles to Bakersfield and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Bakersfield. In Los Angeles, Los Limousines departs to Bakersfield from Los Angeles Bus Station and one other station. In Bakersfield, Los Limousines arrives at Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave .

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Los Angeles to Bakersfield takes 3 hours and 27 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Bakersfield in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 6 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 3 from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, with prices starting from $25. 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 29 minutes to cover the 101 miles from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. 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.

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Bakersfield, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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.

There are 42 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 Los Angeles to Bakersfield without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Bakersfield; ticket prices start at $45.00.

City Information

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.


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 Los Angeles?

Main departure station: San Fernando Bus Station

Buses to Bakersfield leave from 12 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • Los Angeles Bus Station

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 1716 7th Street

  • 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

Where does the bus arrive in Bakersfield?

Main arrival station: 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

Buses arrive in Bakersfield at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Bakersfield:

  • 601 Truxtun Ave - Transit Station

  • Bakersfield Chamberlain Ave

  • McKee Park & Ride Bus Stop

  • Bakersfield California

  • 1000 Real Rd

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