The flight time from Phoenix to Bakersfield is 1 hour, 27 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 4 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 4 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BFL Bakersfield, CA 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
84%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Bakersfield is 1 hour, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 4 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Bakersfield is 425 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Bakersfield to Phoenix
1 hour, 29 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h 27m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

20

Distance

425 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0123

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
20

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Bakersfield by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Bakersfield by plane is 425 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Phoenix to Bakersfield?

The flight time from Phoenix to Bakersfield is 1 hour, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 4 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Bakersfield?

American is the only airline with direct flights from Phoenix to Bakersfield.

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Bakersfield?

Southwest does not fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Bakersfield (BFL). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Phoenix 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 64 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Bakersfield 5 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Phoenix to Bakersfield, American is 84% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 84% 15% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix and Bakersfield, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
American 18 64 4 87

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
11am 0.03
10am 0.3
5pm 0.15
0am 0.01
8am 0.23
6pm 0.18
9am 0.39
9pm 0.31
3pm 0.15
2pm 0.48
7pm 0.01
8pm 0.65

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix to Bakersfield that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 89
February 80
March 93
April 90
May 93
June 90
July 91
August 91
September 85
October 93
November 86
December 89

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix to Bakersfield that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 3
Tuesday 2.9
Wednesday 2.98
Thursday 2.92
Friday 2.94
Saturday 2.85
Sunday 2.98

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
11am 24 69 5 101
10am 22 69 4 96
5pm 15 64 5 86
0am 16 66 4 87
8am 24 64 4 92
6pm 16 67 4 88
9am 22 66 5 93
9pm 17 65 4 87
3pm 16 66 4 86
2pm 15 62 4 82
7pm 15 65 6 86
8pm 18 61 4 83
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.