There are 2 ways to get from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield by bus or car

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kern County Superior Court - N. China Lake Blvd. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. 230
  2. Take the bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to GET Downtown Transit Center 100

$4 - $6

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield 112.9 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield is to bus which costs $4 - $6 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield. However, there are services departing from Kern County Superior Court - N. China Lake Blvd. and arriving at GET Downtown Transit Center via Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Ridgecrest and Bakersfield is 78 miles. The road distance is 112.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $4 - $6.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield, including transfers.

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Ridgecrest to Bakersfield bus services, operated by Kern Transit, depart from Kern County Superior Court - N. China Lake Blvd. station.

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Ridgecrest to Bakersfield bus services, operated by Kern Transit, arrive at GET Downtown Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ridgecrest to Bakersfield is 113 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Bakersfield. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield.
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  • Distance: 78.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield via Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. in around 3 h 55 min.

Bus operators
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Kern County Superior Court - N. China Lake Blvd. to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. to GET Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org

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