Barstow is a city in the southern desert of the state of California. The city's location at the junction of Interstate 15 and Interstate 40, as well as its position on the old Route 66, make it a frequent pit stop for travelers passing through on their way to more exotic destinations.



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 59 63 70 76 86 95 101 100 92 80 67 58
Nightly lows (°F) 35 39 43 49 56 64 70 69 62 52 42 34
Precipitation (in) 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.8

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

By air

Barstow itself does not have commercial airline service. The closest commercial airport is LA/Ontario International Airport (IATA: ONT) about a 1-hour 14 minute drive south of Barstow on Interstate 15, passing through Victorville, Cajon Pass, and Rancho Cucamonga en route.

By car

Interstate 40 and Interstate 15, both major cross-country highways, intersect in Barstow. I-15 comes from Southern California to the south and the Las Vegas area to the north. I-40 comes from Northern Arizona. The historic (but decommissioned) Route 66 also passes through. California State Route 58 enters from the west, connecting Barstow to Bakersfield.

By train

By bus

Get around

By foot

The downtown area of Barstow is small enough to easily get around by walking.

By car

Main Street, L Street, Rimrock Road, and Montera Road encircle Barstow, while Barstow Road bisects the city.

Barstow is a small town with no traffic problems.

By bus


Western America Railroad Museum





Go next

Routes through Barstow

Los Angeles Victorville  W  E  Needles Albuquerque
Las Vegas Baker  N  S  Apple Valley San Bernadino
END  W  E  Needles Kingman
Santa Monica Victorville  W  E  Amboy Kingman
Bakersfield Mojave ← Junction N S  W  E  END

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