BFL Airport is located on Skyway Drive, approximately seven miles north of the Bakersfield. Highway 99 and 7th Standard Road provide the most direct access to the passenger terminal. Bakersfield airport is situated at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley which stretches east to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and south to the Mojave Desert.
With two runways* and enstimated 500K passengers a year, BFL Airport is served by major airlines offering direct flights to major US cities, with connections around of the globe, and by a number of commuter airlines. between 4:30am and 6 pm.
The modern and spacious passenger terminal at Meadows Field Airport is open from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily. Omni-Goods (tel. 661-387-9870, open 4:30am-6pm) is in the terminal lobby at pre-security and offers TSA-approved locks & carry-ons, reading matter, snacks, & souveniers. Blimpie (tel. 661-393-0100 - open 5am-8pm, according to flights & TSA closures) is in the post-security area, offering sandwich options.
- Departing passengers: On entry, you find voice-to-text flight schedules and ticket counters; after checking in you can proceed to the main lobby housing a gift shop and concessions, go through security check to the passenger waiting area and proceed to your gates.
- Arriving passengers will proceed to the baggage claim area, with and rental car desks and outside shuttle to parking lot .
Airlines serving the terminal:
American, tel. 800-433-7300 - to Phoenix PHX
United, tel. 800-864-8331- to Denver DEN, San Francisco SFO
Ground Transportation: Aside from rental car, taxis and hotel shutles, there is no public transportation available.
* Present and future Airport Developments: Reconstruction of the 10,855 foot aging Main Runway work will be done in three phases - each of which was scheduled for April through November of 2016, 2017 & 2018.