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There are 4 ways to get from Union Station to Bakersfield by bus, train or car

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Bus Amtrak  •  2h 44m

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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3h 23m

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

$19 - $42

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 13m

  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

$40 - $75

Drive  •  2h 6m

  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 drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 6m.

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

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

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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 2h 44m and costs .

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The bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station takes 2h 40m 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.

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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 2h 6m to drive from Union Station to Bakersfield.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Bakersfield. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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

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 2h 40m.

Train operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to LAX via FlyAway
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
LAX FlyAway
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Airport Valet Express
Website
airportvaletexpress.com
Bus from LAX Terminal #4 to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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
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
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com

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