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The cheapest times to fly from JFK to BFL are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • March 26th to May 6th (except the week of April 9th)
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the week of October 8th)

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 JFK to BFL is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1537 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $326 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Bakersfield

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Bakersfield, CA (BFL) will usually cost between $330 to $653 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $326. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $892. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $566 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $437 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to BFL flight.

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

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JFK to BFL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to BFL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far 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 $102 (20%) 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 $418. Return trip prices are from the BFL to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to BFL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 25 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to BFL while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 32.61% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to LAX flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 22.20% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 20.48% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to LGB flights

Destination alternative #4: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 16.02% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to ONT flights

Destination alternative #5: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 7.09% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to SBA flights

Destination alternative #6: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 15.45% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to SNA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2462 miles or 3962 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to BFL flight is about 5 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Bakersfield, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from JFK to BFL.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeJFK
Origination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States
Latitude40.6
Longitude-73.8

Return Airport

Destination codeBFL
Destination airport nameMeadows Field Airport
CityBakersfield, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.4
Longitude-119.1

 

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