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Bakersfield Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Bakersfield Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Meadows Field Airport Bakersfield.

What to Expect

Meadows Field Airport Bakersfield has a small, modern two-level terminal with four gates, a sub shop restaurant and a gift shop. WiFi is available. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

While the airport lists its operating hours as from 3:00AM to 1:30AM daily, travellers do spend the night on the landside. There are several padded, armrest-free benches that are described as “quite comfortable", and travellers reportedly felt safe there. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Bakersfield Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Meadows Field Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in Meadows Field Airport.

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Airport Hotels

As it is not possible to sleep in the airport overnight, here are some hotels near Meadows Field Airport:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport - (5 minutes from the airport) - No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Bakersfield North - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Airport - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Meadows Field Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Meadows Field Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Currency Exchange - Not available.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - A variety of newspapers, magazines, souvenirs, snacks, and travel goods are for sale at Omni-Goods. Hours: 4:30AM - 6:00PM.
  • Food & Drinks - Blimpie is a full service restaurant. Location: Airside. Hours: 5:00AM - 8:00PM.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open daily from 3:00AM - 1:30AM.

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As of March 2018, Bakersfield airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • United Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis are available 24-hours, though you may need to pre-book them or call for a pick-up.

Hotel shuttles

Several nearby hotels offer shuttle service to guests: Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield, Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bakersfield, and Clarion Hotel.

Car Rentals

Several companies offer car rental services, located in the terminal: Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.

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Last Updated: 26 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .