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Journey Information

San Francisco to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$62.50
Fastest time8h 30m
Trips per day8
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$80$53$27AugAug

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$27$13SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$66$53$40$27$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
4.3
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Anh
4.0
August 24, 2019Vacation
Pros
That it have some movies
Cons
I think that the WiFi should be improve , if not maybe more movies

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 17 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
3.7
Value
4.2
Condition
3.8
Ma
5.0
October 28, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Gg
Mario
5.0
September 18, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It achieved everything it set out to do, in a way agreeable to both of us.
Cons
Improvment implies a problem to be fixed; there were no problems.
Tips
If you plan to sleep, bring something to put over your eyes.
Natalia
4.0
September 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Cheap. Not crowdy.
Cons
Toilets can be cleaner, I could smell toilets on the second floor. It was very cold in the bus. There was no option to decrease AC.
Tips
To take warm blanket
Lindsey
3.0
July 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It's a cheap trip and a very direct route. Pretty good timing all things considered and a relatively quiet trip.
Cons
It would be great if you DO NOT offer wifi and entertainment without any kind of guarantees. We booked this trip with expressed expectation of being able to use WIFI to work throughout the day. We didn't even get one second of wifi and had to ice down any work we were...More
Tips
DO NOT take these buses if you 'expect' to get work done through the internet/wifi. Not even a mention from staff that wifi wasn't an option.
Katherine
4.0
June 19, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Bus rest stop actually near food I can eat and a Starbucks too.
Tips
Pack snacks and water, it wouldn’t hurt to pack you lunch, download a few good movies and you’ll be set.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles a good day trip?

Unfortunately, a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles is too far for a day trip. The bus trip itself takes between 8 and 9 hours. This route is worth it for a trip of at least two days, which will give you more time to experience L.A.

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $63.83 was the low point for bus fares from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $63.83 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $17.31 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 347 miles (559 kilometers) from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from San Francisco to Los Angeles for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Francisco?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $75.80.

What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

There is one bus company that operates from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound810h 27m$70.18

Where does the bus leave from in San Francisco?

Buses to Los Angeles leave from multiple locations in San Francisco, California. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • 425 Mission St

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Los Angeles, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Union Station

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