Cheap Flights To Bakersfield (BFL)

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Cheap Flights to Bakersfield from $159 One Way, $241 Round Trip

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Bakersfield Flight Information

Traveling To Bakersfield
Destination Airport IATA Code BFL
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines United, American Airlines
Flight Price $241
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Off to Bakersfield is your go-to site for finding deals on flights to Bakersfield. This California desert town is waiting to welcome you with a wide variety of fun activities, including kayaking on the Kern River and picnicking on the grounds of the zoo at the California Living Museum (CALM).

Meadows Field Airport

Flights to Bakersfield land at Meadows Field Airport. The airport is located 3.7 miles from downtown Bakersfield and serves as the primary airport for Kern County. United Express and US Airways Express are the two airlines providing service to the airport. They provide service to and from Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Taxi service is available 24 hours a day at the airport from American Cab and Yellow Cab. You can call them when you get to the airport or make arrangement before you fly. You can rent a car inside the terminal. To make it easier, book your rental through when you make your travel arrangements.

Activities/Weather in Bakersfield

One must-see attraction is the Kern County Museum. This museum includes a 16-acre property called Pioneer Village, which features a historical village made up of buildings, homes and trains showcasing the history of Kern County. The popular Black Gold exhibit highlights the area's heavy connection to the oil industry. If you want a little more action, go rafting with River's End Rafting. The experienced guides take groups on white water rafting trips from Kern Canyon to Ming Lake. You can choose a more sedate class for a relaxing trip down the river, or a more intense half-day trip for an intense river workout. Bakersfield's climate is desert-like, meaning that summers are dry and hot, with average high temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. In winter, average low temperatures drop to less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Book Your Travel to Bakersfield can function as your budget planner, allowing you to book low-fare flights to Bakersfield. The city is the perfect destination for travelers looking to experience everything from the rivers bustling through Kern Canyon to historical attractions.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Bakersfield?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
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Which airlines fly to Bakersfield?
Find a flight that suits your schedule among the 20 airlines that service Meadows Field Airport (BFL). Book your ticket early and lock in a fantastic deal with one of these popular carriers:

  • American Airlines - 49 flights to Bakersfield per month
  • United Airlines - 35 flights to Bakersfield per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Bakersfield?
Meadows Field Airport (BFL). It’s the city’s main terminal and is situated around 4 miles north of the center. You’ll be dropping off your bags and discovering the best of Bakersfield shortly after touching down.
How much is a flight to Bakersfield?
Return fares dropped as low as $241 this past week to Bakersfield, and peaked at $418. A few lucky passengers flying out of Los Angeles (LAX) managed to snap up one-way flights from just $159.
How to book the cheapest flight to Bakersfield?
Using Orbitz, you’ll uncover some of the best flight deals around from a great range of airlines. But if you’d love to increase your chances of picking up cheap flights to Bakersfield, here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

  • Depending on your departure point, choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival form fields). Occasionally, other departure points work out cheaper.
  • If your plans aren’t set in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to scan the flight deals for a variety of departure dates. You may find an even better fare.
  • To filter your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on airlines, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. You can also choose your preferred flight times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Book as soon as you’ve decided on your travel dates. While it does happen now and then, tickets rarely get cheaper as your date of departure gets closer.
  • Combine your flights, hotels and car rentals into one convenient package deal. Save your money for things that really excite you, like exploring Bakersfield.
  • Don’t travel during peak seasons if you can. By steering clear of summer, school vacations and other popular dates, you can make superb savings on your airfare.

How long is a flight to Bakersfield?
The length of time you spend in the air will depend on where you’re taking off from, whether that’s the South, the Northern states or someplace else. Listed below are three of the top routes to Bakersfield and how long they take:

  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) to Meadows Field Airport (BFL) - 1 hour and 29 minutes
  • Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) to Meadows Field Airport (BFL) - 3 hours and 19 minutes
  • Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) to Meadows Field Airport (BFL) - 2 hours and 41 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Bakersfield?
Generally speaking, the cheapest time to purchase a plane ticket is in January. This is closely followed by February and August. When searching for a cheap flight to Bakersfield, it always pays to be ready to book. Cheap deals appear in an instant and don’t stick around!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Bakersfield?
To pick up an unbeatable flight deal, make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. These are typically the cheapest days to purchase flights to Bakersfield.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Bakersfield?
You can get cheap flights to Bakersfield by taking to the skies on a Monday, according to Orbitz data from 2020. Tuesday is the next most affordable day, while Saturday has the most expensive airfares. Whether you prefer to save a bundle or start your trip whenever is convenient, you’ll always get a terrific deal with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Bakersfield?
To land cheap flights to Bakersfield, you should pack your suitcase and take off in August. Orbitz data shows that generally, this is a great month to save on your fare. If you’re considering flying to Bakersfield in June, keep in mind that this is the most expensive time of year to take a trip.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Life changes, and we believe your ticket should be able to do the same. That’s why Orbitz makes it a cinch to search for flights with no change fees and free cancellation. Just enter your departure and arrival points and then click on “Filter by flexible change policies.” How’s that for fuss-free?
What do I need for the flight to Bakersfield?
Flying doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact it can be a joy if you’re well prepared! Make your flight a total breeze with the following helpful tips:

  • Before you step on board the plane, you’ll need to present some form of government-issued ID, like your passport. You’ll also need your boarding pass. If you’re traveling with the kids, check with your airline about which documents they may need.
  • To keep you occupied on your short trip to Bakersfield, download some new songs or stock up the podcast library on your smartphone. Food can also be a delicious distraction while in the air, so take a snack.
  • Even if you’re traveling in the height of summer, bring a warm top or scarf on board with you. Cabins can get downright chilly.

How many direct flights are there to Bakersfield?
With 16 direct flights per month, traveling to Bakersfield doesn’t have to involve annoying stopovers. American Airlines is one airline with nonstop services to this bustling destination.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Bakersfield?
Experienced travelers know how to find business or first-class fares to Bakersfield without the sky-high price tag. You can do the same with these useful tips:

  • Be more flexible with your travel dates and wait for exclusive offers or sales on business or first-class airfares.
  • Low-cost airlines offer first or business-class seats at a fraction of the normal price. Skip the full-service carriers and book with one of these cheaper options.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions or upgrade with loyalty points.

How to get into Bakersfield from the airport?
Make the most of National Car Rental’s on-site branch at Meadows Field Airport (BFL) and score a great deal on a Meadows Field Airport (BFL) car rental. With your own vehicle, you’ll be able to cruise out of the terminal and straight into central Bakersfield not long after you touch down. You’ll find the city center approximately 4 miles south of BFL. If you’re staying for a couple of days in town, consider taking public transportation or a taxi and explore Bakersfield under your own steam instead. You can still rent a ride from the center at one of our Bakersfield car rentals if you want to venture further afield afterward.
What is the best time to go to Bakersfield?
Bakersfield is busy in . If you’re contemplating visiting during these months, it would be wise to book early to ensure you nab the greatest deals. Like to know what the summertime’s like in Bakersfield? Average daily temperatures typically range between 65undefined and 95undefined. Like many destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, summer begins June 20 here.
Travel tips for Bakersfield

  • The city center is packed with terrific attractions. Places like Kern County Museum and Mechanics Bank Arena will keep your feet on the move and your adventurous spirit happy.
  • You’ll discover rewarding day trip adventures a short commute from the center of town. Take in California State University-Bakersfield first and then make your way to Outlets at Tejon.
  • Eager to see the sights of Kern County’s other great cities? Book a car rental and set your GPS to Rosamond or Ridgecrest. With your own vehicle, discovering those harder-to-find destinations will also be a cinch.

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