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There are 3 ways to get from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest by bus, car or night bus

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Bus, drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Barstow, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Barstow, Ca to Boron, Ca
  3. Drive from Boron, Ca to Ridgecrest

$37 - $80

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus, night bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Las Vegas, NV to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150
  3. Take the night bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. 227

$4 - $6

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest 239.5 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest is to Amtrak Thruway and bus and night bus which costs $4 - $6 and takes 9 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest. However, there are services departing from Las Vegas, NV and arriving at Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. via Bakersfield Amtrak and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

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The distance between Las Vegas and Ridgecrest is 148 miles. The road distance is 239.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus and night bus which takes 9 h 47 min and costs $4 - $6.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest, including transfers.

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Las Vegas to Ridgecrest bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Las Vegas, NV station.

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Las Vegas to Ridgecrest bus services, operated by Kern Transit, arrive at Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Las Vegas to Ridgecrest is 240 miles. It takes approximately 4 h to drive from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Ridgecrest. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest.
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  • Distance: 147.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between Las Vegas, NV, USA and Ridgecrest, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest. However, you can take the bus to Barstow, Ca, take the bus to Boron, Ca, then take the drive to Ridgecrest. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest via Bakersfield Amtrak, Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd., and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. in around 9 h 47 min.

Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Barstow, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Barstow, Ca to Boron, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Night bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org

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