$42 – $68

LIB 2020 Lightning Bus

Event Information



Buena Vista Lake

13601 Ironbark Road

Bakersfield, CA 93311

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Event description
The Lightning Bus picks you up from San Diego, Los Angeles, or Oakland and starts your LIB off right with new friends & stress free travel!

About this Event

Thank you for considering Lightning in a Bottle's Lightning Bus!

The Lightning Bus is Lightning in a Bottle Festival's transportation program that allows you to hop on a bus to or from the festival, from Los Angeles, San Diego or Oakland. All tickets are sold one-way and all bus riders must buy a separate festival pass. LIB tickets sold here!


Bus Wed 5/20 9am Oakland to LIB (5-day ticket required)

Bus Wed 5/20 8am San Diego to LIB (5-day ticket required)

Bus Wed 5/20 10:30am Los Angeles to LIB (5-day ticket required)

Bus Thurs 5/21 9am Oakland to LIB (4-day ticket required)

Bus Thurs 5/21 8am San Diego to LIB (4-day ticket required)

Bus Thurs 5/21 10:30am Los Angeles to LIB (4-day ticket required)

Bus Thurs 5/21 5:00pm Los Angeles to LIB (4-day ticket required)

Bus Fri 5/22 9am Los Angeles to LIB (4-day ticket required)


Return Bus Sun 5/24 6:00pm LIB to San Diego

Return Bus Sun 5/24 6:00pm LIB to Los Angeles

Return Bus Mon 5/25 9am LIB to Oakland

Return Bus Mon 5/25 10am LIB to San Diego

Return Bus Mon 5/25 10am LIB to Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES: Drive is estimated at 2.5 hours.

Joe's Airport Parking LAX - back entrance at 6152 W 98th Street, Los Angeles. 5 min ride from LAX via rideshare/taxi. **Be Advised, LAX has a new program for all ride share pick ups, which requires you to take their LAX-IT shuttle bus to an offsite lot where the ride you called will pick you up. Please leave ample time to go through their process, before arriving to our bus pickup location. If you are driving a car to our bus pick up, parking at this location is $17.95/day, pay upon arrival or make online reservation, park as long as you want. Los Angeles Parking Info

SAN DIEGO: Bus MAY stop in Los Angeles if necessary. Drive is estimated 4-5 hours.

Park N' Ride (Mira Mesa Blvd / I-15) at 9650 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego. Centrally located, open parking at your own risk (not recommended as all weekend), located next to Best Buy. San Diego Parking Info

OAKLAND: Drive is estimated at 5.5 hours.

Pick up location near Oakland Coliseum BART Station on 71st Ave & Snell (adjacent to station). Parking at BART Station - Daily ($3) & Extended Weekend Parking (reservation required). Oakland Parking Info


Why should I take the Lightning Bus?

Lots of reasons! Let someone else do the driving while you sit back, relax, and get excited for what’s to come! Make lots of new friends and reduce your carbon footprint. When you arrive to site, you will be greeted by the Lightning Bus Box Office near some of the closest camping options!

I plan on flying to the event, what is the best airport for me to go to and catch the bus?

Los Angeles is the closest airport to the event and your shortest bus ride. The bus will depart offsite near LAX.

Is there an age limit to ride the Lightning Bus?

All passengers must be 18+, unless accompanied by their legal guardian.

How much camping gear can I bring on the bus with me?

Please don’t bring more than you can carry! The venue is large, and although the bus will drop you off in a central location, you will still have to do some walking. We ask that you bring no more than two small items (i.e. bags and backpacks) on the bus and put larger items (i.e. tents and coolers) in the undercarriage of the bus.

How early do I need to arrive to get on the bus?

The bus will leave promptly at the posted departure time, so please plan to arrive 30-45 minutes. This allows you enough time to get checked in, get your gear loaded on the bus, and make friends with your fellow riders!

*PLEASE keep in contact with the Lighting Bus Coordinator, should you arrive 10 minutes or closer to departure. Contact information will be shared one week prior to pick up.

I bought a seat on the Lightning Bus for a day before I have admission to the festival; what will happen?

You will need to purchase an add-on day once on site. Please make sure you plan accordingly!

What happens if I miss my flight because the bus is late?

It is advised to plan for a healthy buffer of time between when the bus is slated to arrive and when your flight takes off. While the bus is expected to run on schedule, traffic can be unpredictable so it’s best to give yourself plenty of time to get off the bus and through the airport! We are not responsible for missed flights.

I was late to the bus and it left without me! Can I get a refund?

Refunds will not be issued if you miss the bus, so plan ahead and get there early!

Do you sell one way tickets?

Yes, all tickets are sold one way. Last minute purchases of return buses are subject to availability.

Can I bring alcohol on the bus?

You may bring sealed alcohol to enjoy in the campgrounds, but open containers are not allowed on the bus. Don't get car-sick, save your partying for the festival!

Does the bus make any supply or bathroom stops?

There should be a working bathroom on the charter bus, so no special bathroom stops will be made. The bus will not stop for food or supplies, so please come prepared.

What should I keep in my personal bag at my seat?

Bring a full water bottle, snacks for the trip, your festival wristband, and a good attitude!

Where does the bus drop me off at the venue?

The Lightning Bus will drop riders off at a central location inside the main festival space, closest to High Noon campground. Pickup will be the same as drop off unless otherwise noted at time of arrival to LIB.

Are your buses ADA friendly?

They can be! Please contact ada@thedolab.com to ensure your specific bus is right for you.

What do we do with our personal camp trash before leaving the festival?

Lightning Bus riders will have the ability to leave their sorted trash bags at a trash station nearby the bus stop. Please reduce waste before coming by opening new items in advance. Please bring your own trash bags: one for waste, one for recycling, and one for compost!

You still didn't answer my question, can I email you?

Yes! Email support@thedolab.com with your questions! Thank you!

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Buena Vista Lake

13601 Ironbark Road

Bakersfield, CA 93311

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