There are 3 ways to get from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  2. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. 250 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. 230

$16 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150
  3. Take the bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. 227

$4 - $6

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest 153.5 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest is to bus which costs $4 - $6 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles station to Ridgecrest. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave. via Bakersfield Amtrak and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Ridgecrest is 114 miles. The road distance is 153.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 57 min and costs $16 - $27.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Ridgecrest bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Ridgecrest is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Ridgecrest. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest.
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  • Distance: 113.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Ridgecrest, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest via Bakersfield Amtrak and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. in around 7 h 27 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
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to Ridgecrest City Hall/W California Ave.
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
estransit.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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