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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Kernville by bus or car

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Bus via 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from North Hollywood to Bakersfield "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150

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Line 33 bus, bus via Bakersfield  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the line 33 bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 33
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Bakersfield
  3. Take the bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Westwood UCLA Amtrak Bus Stop to Bakersfield Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150

Line 33 bus, bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the line 33 bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 33
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield
  3. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. 150

Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Kernville 165.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Kernville is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Kernville is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3h 4m.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Kernville is 121 miles. The road distance is 165.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Kernville without a car is to bus via 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines which takes 7h 4m and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Santa Monica to Kernville, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Kernville is 165 miles. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from Santa Monica to Kernville.

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  • Distance: 120.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 4m

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Kernville, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Kernville via 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, North Hollywood Station, North Hollywood, Bakersfield, GET Downtown Transit Center, and Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd. in around 7h 4m.

Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from North Hollywood to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Kern Transit
Phone
800-323-2396
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from GET Downtown Transit Center to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Senior Center/Lake Isabella Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Westwood UCLA Amtrak Bus Stop to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Amtrak
Bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Amtrak
Metro Los Angeles
Phone
+1-323-466-3876
Email
CustomerRelations@metro.net
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Adult
$1 - $2
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$16 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$11 - $16

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