Bakersfield College’s main campus is located at 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, California. The campus is on 153 acres between Panorama Drive and University Avenue and Haley Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue. From California Highway 178 (CA-178), take the Mt. Vernon or Haley St Exits north to reach the campus.
BC has locations spread throughout Kern County to serve our community and students, including:
There are many options for reaching our campuses.
Bakersfield College encourages you to carpool and rideshare to get to campus. We have several designated drop off locations along the entrance on Haley Street, in front of the Outdoor Theater on the northeast side and near the entrance of Memorial Stadium. See our Drop-off Area Map.
Riding the bus frees you from the struggle with traffic or find parking, and you can focus on your studies as you commute to school. By using public transit, you will be limiting emissions, helping to improve the air quality in the Central Valley.
GET Bus has several buses that have regular routes to and from Bakersfield College. The bus stop, GET Transit Center, is located on the north side of campus on Panorama Drive. See the Get Bus Maps and Timetables for bus routes and times.
Bakersfield College students can ride all Kern Transit 100-numbered routes for FREE as long as they present a valid student ID. Free rides began on August 21, 2021 and continue through finals week ending on December 11, 2021. Students may ride free on all 100-numbered routes, not just on routes to and from the school, so they can save money commuting all around Kern County! For more information about routes and schedules, visit the Kern Transit website.
These efforts are funded by a grant from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, which provides operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emission and improve mobility, with a priority of serving disadvantaged communities. The grant would not have been possible without the support of our public officials, like Kern County Supervisor David Couch.
There are also bus services from many Kern County locations to the City of Bakersfield including:
Note: If you are already receiving public assistance from Kern County and need more assistance in transportation, visit EOP&S, CARE and CAlWORKS pages for more information.