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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. 227
  2. 150

$4 - $6

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. 112.9 miles

$11 - $16

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

You can take a bus from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield via Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. in around 3 h 32 min.

Bus operators
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Kern County Superior Court - N. China Lake Blvd. to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. to GET Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ridgecrest and Bakersfield is 125 km. The road distance is 181 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield is to bus which costs $4 - $6 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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

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 Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Ridgecrest to Bakersfield, including transfers.