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Los Angeles to Oakland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$6.58
Fastest time6h 35m
Trips per day27
bus carriers2
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Overall score for Los Angeles to Oakland
4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
3.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.0
Ahmad
5.0
June 27, 2019Vacation
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 t...More
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.

How much does a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Oakland cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Los Angeles to Oakland were $24.33.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $28.24 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Los Angeles to Oakland?

The distance between Los Angeles and Oakland is approximately 343.60 miles, or 552.83 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 8 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Oakland?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Los Angeles to Oakland by bus is on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Wednesday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Oakland?

On average there are 27 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Los Angeles to Oakland, with an average of 22 trips per day and 456 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from Los Angeles to Oakland. Of the 27 trips there are 24 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland start at $65.93.

2 carriers offer Los Angeles to Oakland bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Los Angeles to Oakland from $19.78. There are 22 Greyhound schedules from Los Angeles to Oakland and you can expect on average to pay $37.45 for a Greyhound ticket to Oakland. In Los Angeles, Greyhound departs to Oakland from Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St and 2 other stations. In Oakland, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Los Angeles to Oakland takes 9 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Oakland in 6 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 23 trips per day and you could expect to pay $40.20 for a weekend getaway trip to Oakland.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 21m
Avg. Price
$37.45

Megabus

Book Megabus from Los Angeles to Oakland from $6.58. There are 5 Megabus schedules from Los Angeles to Oakland and you can expect on average to pay $33.14 for a Megabus ticket to Oakland. In Los Angeles, Megabus departs to Oakland from Union Station and no other station. In Oakland, Megabus arrives at W Oakland BART Station - 1451 7th St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Los Angeles to Oakland takes 7 hours and 54 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Oakland in 6 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $36.59 for a weekend getaway trip to Oakland.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 54m
Avg. Price
$33.14

Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Oakland will depart from these stations in Los Angeles:
  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
Buses arrive in Oakland at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Oakland for trips arriving from Los Angeles:
  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave
  • W Oakland BART Station - 1451 7th St