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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ontario, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  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 Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center 227

$4 - $6

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Montclair station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. 250 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center 230

$19 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Ontario to Ridgecrest 127.8 miles

$12 - $19

What companies run services between Ontario, CA, USA and Ridgecrest, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Ontario to Ridgecrest via Bakersfield, CA, Bakersfield Amtrak, and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. in around 7 h 53 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Montclair station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Kern Transit
Website
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 Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
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 Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
ESTA
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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
estransit.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ontario to Ridgecrest?

The distance between Ontario and Ridgecrest is 173 km. The road distance is 204 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ontario to Ridgecrest?

The cheapest way to get from Ontario to Ridgecrest is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which costs $4 - $6 and takes 7 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ontario to Ridgecrest?

The quickest way to get from Ontario to Ridgecrest is to drive which takes 2 h 16 min and costs $12 - $19.

Is there a direct bus between Ontario and Ridgecrest?

No, there is no direct bus from Ontario to Ridgecrest. However, there are services departing from Ontario, CA and arriving at Kern County Superior Court - Desert Sport Center via Bakersfield Amtrak and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

How long does it take to get from Ontario to Ridgecrest?

It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Ontario to Ridgecrest, including transfers.