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Journey Information

There are 28 intercity coaches per day from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Traveling by coach from Los Angeles to San Francisco usually takes around 9 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US coach can make the trip in 7 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance347 mi (559 km)
Shortest duration7h 5m
Cheapest price£21.64
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines2

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Los Angeles to San Francisco

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Nikki

13 November 2023- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was extremely nice, he took my ticket for Wednesday that was a mistake, and honored it on Tuesday night from SF Ca to LA Ca! I was very pleased with the service.. Cons: Leg room I’m 5’9..😂. Tips: Be kind and courteous to all..😊.

4.0

Ana

27 November 2022- Solo travel

OurBus

the socket does not work all the time and there was no wifi and the tv was not turned on

4.0

Erichson W

1 October 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: being able to relax & enjoy the scenery of the country. Cons: greyhound e-ticket as another choice to present to driver, than just paper ticket after purchase. International travelers don't have access to a printer. Tips: not at this time.

5.0

Michael

26 May 2019- Couples trip

Megabus

Very relaxing vs driving myself.

Los Angeles to San Francisco Route Map

Los Angeles San Francisco

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

£35.88 is the average price of a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Any tickets cheaper than £35.88 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

£71£47£24JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco is expected to range from £32 to £63. If you are looking to travel to San Francisco within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £35. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £32 and can be found on 11 July 2024.

Monthly average prices

£59£47£35£24£12JASONDJFMAMJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £56 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

£79£63£47£32£163020100

Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £38.58 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Los Angeles to San Francisco that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 17 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US118h 16m£47.97
Greyhound1710h 47m£55.37
  • 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 San Francisco, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 17 bus trips from Los Angeles to San Francisco every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Francisco usually start from £22.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Both Greyhound and Megabus operate overnight coaches from L.A. to San Francisco, departing as late as 11:30 p.m. For a more expensive option, you might consider Cabin, with luxury sleeping cabins that start at $84.

If you are traveling via coach from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you are allowed to bring your own food and drinks on the coach. Unfortunately, there is no way to purchase food on the coach itself, so bringing your own snacks and drinks is recommended. However, none of the coach companies for this route allow you to consume alcohol onboard.

The coach takes an average of 9 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 347 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to San Francisco at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Los Angeles to San Francisco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 28 scheduled coaches that travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to San Francisco; ticket prices start at £36.23.

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.

San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA - SFO-1

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Located in the heart of Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is a geographically small but culturally huge city known for its historic cable cars, active waterfront, and the eclectic mix of hippies and techies who call it home. While it might be one of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in, San Fran can actually be very cheap to visit, and there is no shortage of unique sights to see.

If the city's omnipresent fog (nicknamed "Karl the Fog" by locals) takes a break, the best views and Instagram photo ops of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge are found in Golden Gate Park. Stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America to find the perfect dim sum, or if you and your boo prefer a little Full House moment, try a romantic picnic at Alamo Square Park in front of the Victorian "Painted Ladies." After all, San Francisco is one of the best vacation destinations for couples.

Since the city is condensed onto a small peninsula, exploring by bike is an efficient and scenic way to get around. When you’re ready to travel beyond city limits, San Francisco is a convenient hub for trips throughout Northern California. It's actually the first stop on Wanderu's West Coast Wine Tour, with the next stop, obviously, in Napa Valley. Whether traveling by bus, train, or through either of the two nearby airports, San Francisco is a can't-miss destination.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: North Hollywood Bus Station

Coaches to San Francisco leave from 7 stations in Los Angeles.

All coach stations in Los Angeles:

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

Where does the coach arrive in San Francisco?

Main arrival station: Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

Coaches arrive in San Francisco at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in San Francisco:

  • Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

  • Salesforce Transit Center

  • 700 Beach Street

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