Bakersfield to Downey Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $13
Fastest Way Bus — 2h 9min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 12 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 111 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
$13 · 2h 9min · 19 lb of CO2
Bakersfield to Huntington Park
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$228 · 4h 58min · 447 lb of CO2
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Bakersfield to Downey Flights

There are 1 airports — BFL — that make sense to fly out of from Bakersfield and 4 airports — LGB, LAX, BUR, SNA — to access Downey. The best deals are usually found by flying out of BFL.

$122 · 13h 26min · 156 lb of CO2
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$15 · 2h 11min · 25 lb of CO2
Bakersfield to Downey

Drive from Bakersfield to Downey

It's 112 miles between Bakersfield to Downey. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 11min and 2h 17min from Bakersfield to Downey under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 24min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Downey by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $14.

What is the best way to travel from Bakersfield to Downey?

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Bakersfield to Downey. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Bakersfield towards El Monte, as it is the cheapest to Downey. It's common to find tickets for as low as $13. Greyhound operates from Bakersfield to Downey, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Bakersfield to Downey?

On your trip from Bakersfield to Downey, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Bakersfield to Downey CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Bakersfield to Downey. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Downey is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Bakersfield/Downey buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Bakersfield is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Bakersfield CA and Downey during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Bakersfield to Downey? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Downey traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Downey is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Bakersfield to Downey?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Bakersfield to Downey is by bus. The bus costs $13 roughly and will take 3 hours 55 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Bakersfield to Downey?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Bakersfield area and Downey, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 14 hours 18 minutes. We recommend catching the train at BFD Bakersfield Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from Bakersfield. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at SAC Sacramento.

How long does it take from Bakersfield to Downey by car?

The total distance between Bakersfield and Downey is 112 miles and will take you about 2 hours 11 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $15.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Bakersfield to Downey
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Bakersfield to Downey
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477