The cheapest times to fly from PHX to BFL are

  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 4th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 12th)

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 PHX to BFL is late December. Prices can be as high as $458 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $202 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Bakersfield

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Bakersfield, CA (BFL) will usually cost between $222 to $302 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $226. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $313. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $87 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $240 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to BFL flight.

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

PHX to BFL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to BFL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BFL, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into PHX. Fridays 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 $17 (7%) 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 $237. Return trip prices are from the BFL to PHX 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 PHX to BFL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 45 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 PHX to BFL while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 30.90% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to LAX flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 19.42% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to BUR flights

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

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 18.16% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to ONT flights

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

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 5.43% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to LGB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PHX 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 424 miles or 682 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to BFL flight is about 1 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Bakersfield, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from PHX to BFL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHX
Origination airport name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -112

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 PHX to BFL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 32% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BFL heading for PHX about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Bakersfield, CA is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 7 minutes late
  • Mesa: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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