Golden Empire Transit District Serves the Bakersfield Metropolitan area: 160 square miles, population 437,236. GET has an active fleet of 81 buses plus 19 GET-A-Lift buses which are all fueled with clean burning, compressed natural gas (CNG). All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and bike racks. GET has 450 bus benches made out of recycled plastic milk jugs, purchased with a grant from the Department of Conservation.
Kern County Regional Transit Division
- For Dial-A-Ride reservations call: (800) 881-5787 or (760) 379-1711
- For Schedule Information call: (800) 560-1733
Kern Regional Transit Schedule: Lake Isabella - Bakersfield
Service is provided Monday through Saturday. Service provides intercity service between the Kern River Valley and Bakersfield. Passengers may transfer to other regional carriers or Golden Empire Transit in Bakersfield.
- Fares: $2.75; Seniors (60 & over) & Disabled $1.75 (Children 4 & under free with a fare paying adult).
Kern Regional Transit Schedule: Kern River Valley
Service is provided Monday through Saturday. Service provides intercity fixed route and Dial-A-Ride service between the communities of Kernville, Wofford Heights, Lake Isabella, Bodfish, Mtn. Mesa, Southlake, Weldon and Onyx.
- Route 1 is Onyx to/from Lake Isabella;
- Route 2 is Kernville to/from Lake Isabella.
- Fares: $1; Seniors (60 & over) & Disabled 75¢ (Children 4 & under free with a fare paying adult)
THANKFUL FOR BUS SERVICE
I would like to comment on our local bus service. It is such a blessing to have the service in our community and the folks who provide it are just great. The dispatchers Marlene Paula and Jeff are always so friendly and helpful. And the bus operators are so courteous and thoughtful. Those of us without vehicles are thankful for the buses. Keep up the good work, folks.
Barbara Manning Lake Isabella
Bakersfield Airport Transportation
Golden Empire Transit offers transportation between the William M. Thomas Air Terminal and the Golden Empire Transit Downtown Transit Center (Chester Ave & 22nd Street). Service is provided during Golden Empire Transit’s regular operating hours - Monday through Sunday.
To use this service, customers MUST call for a reservation at least 24 hours in advance, but not more than 14 days in advance. Customers pay the regular bus fare. Customers must have exact fare. To make reservations, please call (661) 869-6363.
Passengers going to the Meadows Field Airport [BFL] should take the regularly scheduled Route 3. Passengers MUST ask the driver to stop at the Terminal. Customers at the Terminal needing transportation can call (661) 869-6305 to have the Route 3 pick them up during regular bus hours – Monday through Saturday, 6:30 AM to 6:45 PM.
Bakersfield Amtrak Station [BFD]
The Bakersfield Amtrak Station is the terminus for the San Joaquin Train service of Amtrak California. With 382,393 boardings and alightings in Amtrak's FY2006, it is the 8th busiest Amtrak station in California. The station offers checked baggage, Amtrak Express, ticket sales, free parking, and a large air conditioned waiting room. One of the 2 railway platforms is sheltered.
The station also has 14 bus bays for Amtrak California Thruway Motorcoaches routes 1, 9, 10, 12 &19.