Traveling from Bakersfield to Los Angeles has never been easier.

Whether it’s for a quick business meeting, a doctor’s appointment, or a fun getaway, Kern Transit can now connect you to Los Angeles. Using Kern Transit’s new route to Santa Clarita, you can ride with us over the Grapevine, hop on the Metrolink to reach Los Angeles, and leave your car at home. It’s the most affordable, convenient, and effortless way to get to LA. No driving. No parking. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Ticket Prices

Express Routes

Kern Transit offers the only option on public transportation to get to LA and back in one day.

Bakersfield → Santa Clarita $5

Frazier Park → Santa Clarita $3

***Tickets for seniors 62+, youth (K-12), and disabled riders are half-price.

Fewer stops mean a faster connection to L.A.

Kern Transit isn’t just about taking you where you need to go—it’s about taking you where you want to be

How to Purchase Tickets

Riders can purchase tickets on the Token Transit app or in cash onboard the bus. You can also buy a 31-day pass in advance on the app, through the mail, or at the Downtown Transit Center in Bakersfield. To purchase tickets through the app, follow these simple steps:

Download the Token Transit app on iOS or Android or send a pass to any phone number.

Purchase any single-ride or monthly bus pass.

Show your phone to board

Enjoy the ride!

Rider Amenities


Electrical outlets


USB ports


Leather reclining seats