The cheapest times to fly from SDF to BFL are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 2nd to April 29th
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 29th 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 SDF to BFL is late January. Prices can be as high as $1040 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $350 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Bakersfield

Flying from Louisville, KY (SDF) to Bakersfield, CA (BFL) will usually cost between $353 to $724 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $366. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $680. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $314 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $465 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SDF to BFL flight.

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

SDF to BFL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SDF to BFL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Louisville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 $219 (36%) 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 $397. Return trip prices are from the BFL to SDF 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 SDF 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 4 hour 18 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 SDF to BFL while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 42.15% less expensive than BFL
  • Nonstop flights available

See SDF to LAX flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 16.34% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 17.96% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to SNA flights

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

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 13.01% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to ONT flights

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

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 8.92% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to FAT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Meadows Field Airport to Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1843 miles or 2966 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SDF to BFL flight is about 4 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Louisville, KY and Bakersfield, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from SDF to BFL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSDF
Origination airport nameLouisville International-Standiford Field Airport
CityLouisville, KY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBFL
Destination airport nameMeadows Field Airport
CityBakersfield, CA
Countrythe United States


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