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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Sacramento. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento usually takes around 11 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Plus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance361 mi (582 km)
Shortest duration6h 20m
Cheapest price$60.17
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Los Angeles to Sacramento

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Stephanie

February 5, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The time Proposed at the beggining. Cons: The spaces between seats.

Pros: The time Proposed at the beggining. Cons: The spaces between seats.

4.0

Mozhgan

January 2, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

I liked the trip to Sacramento fully recommended

I liked the trip to Sacramento fully recommended

5.0

Sara Monica

October 14, 2021

Greyhound

Decent ride and on time

Decent ride and on time

4.0

Mario

March 12, 2021- Business

Greyhound

Pros: Bus was full and some people do not respect wearing masks as told by the driver. Cons: Some people talking loud when others are still trying to sleep. Tips: No social distancing applies here. Only requirement is that the passengers wear a mask.

Pros: Bus was full and some people do not respect wearing masks as told by the driver. Cons: Some people talking loud when others are still trying to sleep. Tips: No social distancing applies here. Only requirement is that the passengers wear a mask.

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

Typically $74.65 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Sacramento. Any tickets cheaper than $74.65 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$96$64$32MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento is expected to range from C$68 to C$87. If you are looking to travel to Sacramento within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$77. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$68 and can be found on June 9, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$96$77$58$38$19JJASONDJFMAM

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$61 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Los Angeles to Sacramento in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$70 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

$128$102$77$51$263020100

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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$33.80 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

There are 3 bus lines from Los Angeles to Sacramento available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1112h 22m$81.59
Greyhound59h 15m$76.90
Tufesa Plus27h 32m$93.46
  • 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 11 trips per day from Los Angeles to Sacramento, 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 5 bus trips from Los Angeles to Sacramento every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Sacramento usually start from $60.

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  • Tufesa Plus

    Tufesa Plus

    Book Tufesa Plus from Los Angeles to Sacramento from $82. There are 2 Tufesa Plus schedules from Los Angeles to Sacramento and you can expect on average to pay for a Tufesa Plus ticket to Sacramento. In Los Angeles, Tufesa Plus departs to Sacramento from 611 Maple Ave and 3 other stations. In Sacramento, Tufesa Plus arrives at 6201 Franklin Blvd and no other station.

    An average trip on Tufesa Plus from Los Angeles to Sacramento takes 7 hours and 32 minutes , while the fastest available Tufesa Plus trip will get you to Sacramento in 6 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Tufesa Plus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Sacramento.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento 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 11 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 582 kilometers from Los Angeles to Sacramento. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 20 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?

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Sacramento. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 Sacramento; ticket prices start at $75.53.

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.

Sacramento

As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Departure stations

Buses to Sacramento leave from 11 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • Pacoima - 9727 Laurel Canyon Drive

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • E Olympic Blvd & S Augusta Ave Bus Stop

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • 4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E

Where does the bus arrive in Sacramento?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Sacramento at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 2928 K Street (b/w 29th St & 30th St)

  • 961 2nd St

  • Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd

  • 6201 Franklin Blvd

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