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Getting In and Around Bakersfield

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Bakersfield is about 4 hours from many parts of the California. It is approx 15 minutes of I-5(east) and is located at the crossroads of State Highways 58 and 99. The best way to get around Bakersfield is by Car. Other modes of transport, such as bus, taxi and car rentals are also available. 

Getting to Bakersfield

Getting to Bakersfield by Air

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The major commercial airport of Bakersfield is the Meadows Field, which is approx 8 miles of downtown (north). The airlines serving this airport are: US Airways and United Airlines. Service to Phoenix, San Francisco, Denver and Houston is offered. 

Address: 3701 Wings Way, Bakersfield, CA  93308, United States
Phone: (661) 391-1800 

To and From Airport

You can get to the city by bus which is operated by the Golden Empire Transit. Rental car services are available at the airport. Taxis are also available. Some of the car rental services in Bakersfield are:

Budget Rent A Car
Address: Meadows Field Airport, 3701 Wings Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308, United States
Phone: 1 661-399-2367

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 1800 24th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-323-2711

Rent-A-Wreck
Address: 1222 Golden State Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-843-7866

Avis Car Rental
Address: 4208 Wible Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93313, United States
Phone: 1 661-397-2860

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 1700 24th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-634-0889

Rent One
Address: 1130 24th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-337-9000

Dollar Rent a Car
Address: Bakersfield, CA, United States
Phone: 1 661-634-0889

Private Air Service

Private aircraft that are coming to Bakersfield can arrive at Meadows Field, or in South Bakersfield- the Bakersfield Municipal Airport.

Other Airport
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approx 120miles away in LA. It is a main international airport with flights to several regions of the world. 

Getting to Bakersfield by Car

Bakersfield is situated at the juncture of the California State Routes 58 and 99, approx 25 miles of the Wheeler Ridge (north) at the intersection of I-5 and CA-99. It is easy and convenient to travel to Bakersfield by Car. When you’re coming from the Central Coast, car is the best way of getting to Bakersfield. 

Distance-
Bakersfield to Los Angeles: 120 miles
Bakersfield to Fresno: 110 miles
Bakersfield to San Francisco: 280 miles

Getting to Bakersfield by Bus

Airport Bus is available to and from LAX and downtown Bakersfield near the juncture of Golden State Avenue and F Street.

Greyhound: Greyhound offers service between the Bakersfield and the main downtown Los Angeles location.

Bus station address: 1820 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA  93301, United States
Phone: (661) 327-5617

Amtrak: Amtrak offers bus service in Bakersfield. The bus service operates to and from the Los Angeles area. 

Getting to Bakersfield by Train

Amtrak serves Bakersfield
Image by LHOON via Wikimedia Commons

Amtrak serves Bakersfield. It is operated by Amtrak California, and is the southern terminal of Amtrak’s San Joaquin route. The passenger train service operates to and from the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento.  

Amtrak train station: 601 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA  93301, United States
Phone: (800) 872-7245

Getting Around Bakersfield

Getting Around Bakersfield by Car

Bakersfield is a car-friendly city. Car is the best way of getting around Bakersfield. The streets are wide and free parking is plenty in the city. 

Getting Around Bakersfield by Bus

The Golden Empire Transit offers bus service in Bakersfield. It is the mass transportation operator in Bakersfield. The Greater Bakersfield is served by 16 routes. You can travel around the Bakersfield by GET bus system. The GET buses are outfitted with bike racks with each rack having two bicycles. The city has a network of bike lanes and paths. 

Address: 1830 Golden State Avenue, Bakersfield, CA  93301, United States
Phone: (661) 869-2438 

Getting Around Bakersfield by Taxi

Taxis in Bakersfield are expensive. Some of the taxis operating in Bakersfield are as follows:

Americans Preferred Taxi - Silver Cab
Address: 422 Quincy St, Bakersfield, CA 93305, United States
Phone: 1 661-932-6039

Downtown Taxi
Address: 2625 L St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
Phone: 1 661-326-1010

Silver Cab - We Take Credit Cards
Address: Bakersfield, CA, United States
Phone: 1 661-932-6039

Guardian Cab Taxi Services Bakersfield
Address: 2913 Jorie Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93304, United States
Phone: 1 661-903-3200

24 HRS Cab Taxi Service
Address: Bakersfield, CA, United States
Phone: 1 661-401-0030

America Express Taxicab
Address: Bakersfield, CA, United States
Phone: 1 661-800-2212

Paradise Cab
Address: 7416 Cherish Rose Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93313, United States
Phone: 1 661-324-3333

A Map Guide on Getting Around Bakersfield

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