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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Oakland. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Oakland usually takes around 8 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance343 mi (553 km)
Shortest duration7h 15m
Cheapest price$36.11
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Los Angeles to Oakland

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Candice

April 26, 2021- Regular commuter

Greyhound

Pros: Convenience. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be safe.

Pros: Convenience. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be safe.

5.0

Ahmad

June 27, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: Pretty good service for pretty reasonable price! I mean the journey started just on time, we had a stop at a rest area for food, drinks and WC, the drive was cool through the farms and cities passed through and finally we only were about 30 mins late and that wa...

Pros: Pretty good service for pretty reasonable price! I mean the journey started just on time, we had a stop at a rest area for food, drinks and WC, the drive was cool through the farms and cities passed through and finally we only were about 30 mins late and that was due to bad traffic on the freeways. I also liked the recurrent announcements from the staff making sure that everyone gets a nice and comfortable trip. Cons: The front glass could’ve been cleaned more regularly for better vision and photographing. Tips: Make sure you have some snacks on you if you’re journey is long.

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How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Oakland?

The average price for a bus ticket to Oakland is $57.06, If your search turns up options priced lower than $57.06 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$77$52$26MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Los Angeles to Oakland is expected to range from C$56 to C$71. If you are looking to travel to Oakland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$57. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$56 and can be found on June 1, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$65$52$39$26$13JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Los Angeles to Oakland in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$62 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$97$77$58$39$193020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$22.10 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Oakland?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Los Angeles to Oakland that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 13 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US138h 10m$64.66
Greyhound49h 2m$64.86
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 13 trips per day from Los Angeles to Oakland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Los Angeles to Oakland every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 2 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Oakland usually start from $56.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Oakland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 553 kilometers from Los Angeles to Oakland. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Oakland. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Oakland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Oakland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Oakland; ticket prices start at $69.70.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Oakland

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Oakland, CA is a port city that is beginning to step out of the shadow of San Francisco, its neighbor to the west. Every visitor should start their Oakland trip in the downtown area and Old Oakland, the city's historic quarter full of quaint old buildings. While here, don't forget to take a short detour to Oakland's famous Chinatown as well. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland tells the history of Black communities in the area and is definitely worth a stop. For those who would prefer to stay close to nature, Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park's abundance of redwood groves will offer amazing views.

Oakland's food scene is vibrant and diverse, with a wide range of offerings for all budgets. Enssaro is a popular local name with mid-range dishes that will whet your appetite. For an excellent haute-cuisine dinner, head towards The Wolf.

It's easy to get around the Bay Area on local public transit (called the BART, for Bay Area Rapid Transit). Getting to Oakland from further afield is also a breeze thanks to many intercity bus routes in the area and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor train, which stops in Oakland. Flights arrive at the Oakland International Airport, but several additional airport options in the larger Bay Area are also available.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Departure stations

Buses to Oakland leave from 7 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • Pacoima - 9727 Laurel Canyon Drive

Where does the bus arrive in Oakland?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Oakland.

Bus stations in Oakland:

  • W Oakland BART Station

  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave

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