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Journey Information

San Francisco to Los Angeles coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$24.99
Shortest Duration8h 10m
Trips per day12
Coach lines2
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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for San Francisco to Los Angeles
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
24 August 2019Vacation
That it have some movies
I think that the WiFi should be improve , if not maybe more movies

Based on 6 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 17 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
28 October 2019Visiting friends
18 September 2019Solo travel
It achieved everything it set out to do, in a way agreeable to both of us.
Improvment implies a problem to be fixed; there were no problems.
If you plan to sleep, bring something to put over your eyes.
17 September 2019Solo travel
Cheap. Not crowdy.
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.
To take warm blanket
25 July 2019Visiting family
It's a cheap trip and a very direct route. Pretty good timing all things considered and a relatively quiet trip.
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
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.
19 June 2019Solo travel
Bus rest stop actually near food I can eat and a Starbucks too.
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.

What are the different types of buses from San Francisco to L.A.?

There are two different bus companies that you can take from San Francisco to L.A.: Greyhound and Megabus. Greyhound typically offers 11 to 12 daily trips, while Megabus usually offers five to six. You can expect free Wi-Fi, electrical outlets for your charging needs, and AC or heating on both carriers.

Greyhound and Megabus both offer cheap prices on tickets for this route. The average price is about $20 for each, but you can expect to pay as little as $4.99 for a Megabus ticket. The duration of this bus trip is between 8 and 9 hours, so make sure to bring what you need for this road trip.

Is it safe to travel by coach 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 coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach 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 coach ticket from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$34.59 was the low point for coach fares from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Coaches from Los Angeles to San Francisco are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$34.59 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$27.98 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 10 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 347 miles (559 kilometers) from San Francisco to Los Angeles. However, the fastest coach only takes 8 hours and 10 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave San Francisco?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from San Francisco to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled coaches that travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at US$54.00.

What coach companies travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 9 coach trips per day.
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound911h 46mUS$52.17
Megabus58h 24mUS$32.47

Where does the coach leave from in San Francisco?

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

  • 425 Mission St
  • Caltrain Stn - SW Cnr of Townsend St and 5th St

Where does the coach arrive in Los Angeles?

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

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

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