Single Trip Fares
General Reduced
Local Routes
140145220 + Dial-a-Ride
$2.00 $1.00
Intercommunity Routes
$3.00 $1.50
Cross-County Routes
100 for trips passing through Tehachapi
$5.00 $2.50
130 for trips passing through Frazier Park $5.00 $2.50
31-Day Pass
General Reduced
All Routes
+ Dial-a-Ride
$65.00 $32.50
Local Routes Only
+ Dial-a-Ride
$45.00 $22.50
The reduced fare is available for youth (K-12th) with proper identification, and for seniors (62+) and disabled passengers with a Kern Transit "Reduced Fare Card." Up to two (2) pre-K children may ride for free with each paying adult.

Get Passes on your Phone

  1. Download the app or send a pass to any phone number
  2. Purchase any single-ride or monthly bus pass
  3. Show your phone to board

How to buy a 31-Day Pass

By phone:
(661) 862-8648

By mail:
Kern Transit
2700 "M" Street #400
Bakersfield CA 93301
In person:
2700 "M" Street - First floor cashier
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Downtown Transit Center
Golden Empire Transit ticket window

Passes will not be sold on the bus. "31 days" begins the day the pass is first used.

How to get a Reduced Fare Card

Download an application online or call (661) 862-5032.