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There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi by bus, train, car, shuttle or towncar

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Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from LAX Terminal #4 to Bakersfield Bak-Lax
  2. Take the bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to K-Mart/Mulberry St. 100

$48 - $80

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to K-Mart/Mulberry St. 100

$14 - $19

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi 121.2 miles

$11 - $18

Shuttle  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Tehachapi

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Tehachapi 121.2 miles

$340 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi. However, there are services departing from LAX Terminal #4 and arriving at K-Mart/Mulberry St. via Stockdale Hwy. at New Stine Rd. and GET Downtown Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Tehachapi is 83 miles. The road distance is 121.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 47 min and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi bus services, operated by Airport Valet Express, depart from LAX Terminal #4 station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi bus services, operated by Kern Transit, arrive at K-Mart/Mulberry St. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Tehachapi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi.
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  • Distance: 82.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Tehachapi, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tehachapi via Bakersfield, Stockdale Hwy. at New Stine Rd., and GET Downtown Transit Center in around 4 h 47 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Airport Valet Express
Website
airportvaletexpress.com
Bus from LAX Terminal #4 to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
airportvaletexpress.com
2 weeks in advance
$44
1-6 days in advance
$64
Last minute reservation
$74
7-13 days in advance
$54
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to K-Mart/Mulberry St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to K-Mart/Mulberry St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Tehachapi
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Tehachapi
Estimated price
$340 - $470

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