Kern County is easily accessible by air, rail and ground!

Kern County is home to two airports that host commercial flights. On the ground, Kern offers a wide variety of local and commuting public transit services.

Air Transportation

Bakersfield’s William Thomas Air Terminal offers direct air service to and from major hubs at Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, and Dallas.



Rail Transportation


Amtrak serves the Central Valley, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area with daily train service.


Ground Transportation

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Golden Empire Transit District

The Golden Empire Transit District (GET) provides daily bus services throughout the Bakersfield area, including dial-a-ride service to Meadows Field and express service to IKEA. GET has an active fleet of 81 buses plus 19 GET-A-Lift units for people with disabilities which are all fueled with clean-burning, compressed natural gas (CNG). All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and bike racks.  With low bus fares, residents use GET to travel to work, school, to reach appointments, to go shopping or visit with friends… wherever they need to go.

  • Number of Bus Routes: 16
  • Days of Operation: 7 days a week
  • Number of Bus Stops: 1,600

Call 869-2GET (1-869-2438) for customer service and bus schedule information or visit their website at


Rudnick’s Airport Valet Express

Rudnick’s Airport Valet Express just opened for business. The four-trips-a-day-each-direction service to LAX offers free passage to active-duty U.S. military. One-way trips cost $49, while round trips cost $89. The Bakersfield office, which offers parking for a fee and accepts payments by cash and credit card, is located at 201 New Stine Road, Suite 120.


Kern Regional Transit

Kern Regional Transit (KRT) provides public transit service for the outlying areas of Kern County with local dial-a-ride service, community fixed routes, and intercity service. The intercity service provides service in almost every community in Kern County.


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CommuteKern offers free carpool-matching services and information about commute alternatives. For travel destinations outside Kern County, the Greyhound Bus Lines offers daily departures to a multitude of locations.