There are 6 ways to get from Union Station to Bakersfield by bus, train or car

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Bus Amtrak  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Bakersfield FlixBus

$8 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca 1420 / ...

$18 - $46

Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Bakersfield, CA 5818 / ...

Train, bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to LAX via FlyAway LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the bus from LAX Terminal #4 to Bakersfield Bak-Lax

$46 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Union Station to Bakersfield 124.8 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Bakersfield is to bus which costs $8 - $15 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Bakersfield is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Bakersfield Amtrak. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Union Station and Bakersfield is 102 miles. The road distance is 124.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Bakersfield without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 44 min and costs .

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The bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Union Station to Bakersfield bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bakersfield Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Bakersfield is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Union Station to Bakersfield.

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

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  • Distance: 102 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

What companies run services between Union Station, CA, USA and Bakersfield, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Union Station to Bakersfield every 4 hours, and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to LAX via FlyAway
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Airport Valet Express
Website
airportvaletexpress.com
Bus from LAX Terminal #4 to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
airportvaletexpress.com
2 weeks in advance
$44
1-6 days in advance
$64
Last minute reservation
$74
7-13 days in advance
$54

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