The cheapest times to fly from DEN to BFL are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DEN to BFL is early December. Prices can be as high as $579 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $334 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Bakersfield

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Bakersfield, CA (BFL) will usually cost between $334 to $484 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $334. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $462. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $128 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $344 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to BFL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DEN to BFL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DEN to BFL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to BFL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $59 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $344. Return trip prices are from the BFL to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to BFL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DEN to BFL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 38.37% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 15.84% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 21.80% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ONT flights

Destination alternative #4: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 15.55% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LGB flights

Destination alternative #5: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 14.97% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to FAT flights

Destination alternative #6: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 10.32% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SBA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to BFL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Meadows Field Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 843 miles or 1357 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEN to BFL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to BFL flight is about 2 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Bakersfield, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from DEN to BFL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code BFL
Destination airport name Meadows Field Airport
City Bakersfield, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.4
Longitude -119.1


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to BFL tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 47% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BFL heading for DEN about 30 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Bakersfield, CA is about 26 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 30 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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