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San Jose to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$11.32
Fastest time6h 30m
Trips per day29
bus carriers4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for San Jose to Los Angeles
4.2
Based on 16 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
3.8
Value
2.8
Condition
3.3
Ananthanarayanan
5.0
November 16, 2019Solo travel
Pros
wifi was not working
Cons
wifi
Tips
please make wifi working and arrange a water tap in bathroom
Tatiana
4.0
October 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Good actitud from the staff
Cons
The drivers speak extra loud even when is a overnight drive
Tips
Only use the Barth room if you don't have any option.
Jayasimhan
4.0
June 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Good
Tips
Should be less noisy. No light during night travels. I pad, computer,phone etc
Shuvadeep
1.0
June 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
One of the pathetic bus service overall.
Cons
A bunch of stupid people running this greyhound company. This can never be improved
Tips
Please never ever take greyhound. Mega bus is far better.

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 29 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.7
Value
4.1
Condition
4.3
Diska
5.0
October 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
A lot of empty seat. Not crowded at all. Nice for that.
Cons
The bus got late fo 30mns. Hoping it will be better next time.
Tips
No need to book seated number. They got plenty empty seat!
Jennifer
4.0
October 2, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Communication from the driver, and a priority on safety.
Cons
More communication is always good.
Tips
Bring everything you need to be comfy, including snacks and water should you get stuck as we did <3
Sam
2.0
July 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
it was very cheap
Cons
The driver was very unpolite- someone was 2 minutes left and she would not open the dors- the guest outside screamed and she drove away Also the driver used 2 whole seats for her suitcase - 1m next to it was a space for suitcases but she refused to move it.
Brandon
4.0
June 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Good interaction with bus driver, good updates from Megabus about new dispatcher/servicer
Cons
Would like more information on where I would be picked up, first time at San Jose station and staff was helpful but next time (if I don't have the time, for example), I won't be able to make mistakes and miss my bus—to help this I'd like a map/more information, maybe pi...More
Tips
Arrive early!
Sreedevi
5.0
June 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Drive was smooth

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest bus ticket from San Jose to Los Angeles?

The cheapest bus tickets from San Jose to L.A. are through Greyhound. A ticket with this bus company costs an average of just $34, while Megabus and OurBus are closer to $40, and Tufesa Internacional tickets hover around $55.

Is there an overnight bus from San Jose to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are a couple of overnight bus options between San Jose and Los Angeles. Megabus has a bus that departs San Jose at 11:30 p.m., arriving into L.A. at 6:10 a.m., and Greyhound has a bus departing San Jose at 11:15 p.m., arriving into L.A. at 5:55 a.m.

Is there a train from San Jose to Los Angeles?

The Amtrak Coast Starlight runs from San Jose to L.A., with two trips per day. Tickets average about $58, and the trip can be as fast as 8 hours 18 minutes. Bus trips are actually faster because they are less roundabout, getting to L.A. in as quick as 6 hours 30 minutes.

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from San Jose to Los Angeles were $44.83.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from San Jose to Los Angeles is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 3 days out, tickets are on average $12.50 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from San Jose to Los Angeles?

The distance between San Jose and Los Angeles is approximately 305.61 miles, or 491.71 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 7 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 30 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 San Jose to Los Angeles?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Jose to Los Angeles by bus is on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Thursday 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 San Jose to Los Angeles?

On average there are 29 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from San Jose to Los Angeles, with an average of 15.672 trips per day and 239 monthly trips. 4 bus carriers currently travel from San Jose to Los Angeles. Of the 29 trips there are 24 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from San Jose to Los Angeles start at $43.92.

4 carriers offer San Jose to Los Angeles bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Jose to Los Angeles from $25.50. There are 15.672131 Greyhound schedules from San Jose to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $39.47 for a Greyhound ticket to Los Angeles. In San Jose, Greyhound departs to Los Angeles from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St and no other station. In Los Angeles, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 8 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Los Angeles in 6 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 16.294118 trips per day and you could expect to pay $40.77 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Avg. Time
8h 28m
Avg. Price
$39.47

Megabus

Book Megabus from San Jose to Los Angeles from $11.32. There are 5.096774 Megabus schedules from San Jose to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $35.48 for a Megabus ticket to Los Angeles. In San Jose, Megabus departs to Los Angeles from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St and no other station. In Los Angeles, Megabus arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 6 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Los Angeles in 6 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5.444444 trips per day and you could expect to pay $38.44 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Avg. Time
6h 45m
Avg. Price
$35.48

Tufesa Internacional

Book Tufesa Internacional from San Jose to Los Angeles from $77.92. There are 8.37037 Tufesa Internacional schedules from San Jose to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $77.92 for a Tufesa Internacional ticket to Los Angeles. In San Jose, Tufesa Internacional departs to Los Angeles from 1642 Story Rd and 1 other station. In Los Angeles, Tufesa Internacional arrives at E Olympic Blvd 4425 and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Tufesa Internacional from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 8 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Tufesa Internacional trip will get you to Los Angeles in 6 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Tufesa Internacional offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay $77.92 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Avg. Time
8h 40m
Avg. Price
$77.92

Tufesa Plus

Book Tufesa Plus from San Jose to Los Angeles from $77.92. There are 8 Tufesa Plus schedules from San Jose to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $77.92 for a Tufesa Plus ticket to Los Angeles. In San Jose, Tufesa Plus departs to Los Angeles from 1118 E William St and 1 other station. In Los Angeles, Tufesa Plus arrives at 611 Maple Ave and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Tufesa Plus from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 8 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available Tufesa Plus trip will get you to Los Angeles in 6 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Tufesa Plus offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay $77.92 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Avg. Time
8h 42m
Avg. Price
$77.92

Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Los Angeles will depart from these stations in San Jose:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
  • 1118 E William St
  • 1642 Story Rd
Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Los Angeles for trips arriving from San Jose:
  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima
  • E Olympic Blvd 4425
  • 4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E
  • 611 Maple Ave

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