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Journey Information

There are 30 intercity coaches per day from San Jose to Los Angeles. Traveling by coach from San Jose to Los Angeles usually takes around 7 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance305 mi (492 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price£17.44
Trips per day26
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from San Jose to Los Angeles

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)




31 August 2023- Visiting family


Pros: the staff was informative and helpful. Cons: the timing predictions. Tips: be prepared to stay longer than expected because of traffic delays.



9 July 2021


Clean bus and on time arrival.



16 November 2019- Solo travel


Pros: wifi was not working. Cons: wifi. Tips: please make wifi working and arrange a water tap in bathroom.



25 October 2019- Solo 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.



17 October 2019- Solo 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!

San Jose to Los Angeles Route Map

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

£43.72 is the average price of a bus ticket from San Jose to Los Angeles. Any tickets cheaper than £43.72 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Jose to Los Angeles is expected to range from £44 to £54. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £44. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £44 and can be found on 4 March 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. 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 San Jose to Los Angeles in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £45 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


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 £13.53 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from San Jose to Los Angeles?

There are 3 bus lines from San Jose to Los Angeles available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 18 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US187h 33m£47.84
Greyhound87h 49m£50.09
Tufesa Plus48h 0m£52.36
  • 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 18 trips per day from San Jose to Los Angeles, 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 8 bus trips from San Jose to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 49 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from £17.

  • Tufesa Plus is an economy bus service run by Tufesa. Its service area covers the southwestern states in the United States and parts of northwest Mexico. Onboard, travelers can enjoy AC, power outlets, reclining chairs, separate male and female restrooms, and WiFi while in Mexico.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The coach takes an average of 7 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 305 miles from San Jose to Los Angeles. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 50 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.

Because many passengers travel from San Jose to Los Angeles at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

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

There are 30 scheduled coaches that travel from San Jose to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 26 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 Jose to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at £35.70.

City Information

San Jose

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San Jose is located in the heart of the world-famous Silicon Valley in California’s Bay Area. It is the largest city in Northern California and, as such, it is the area’s cultural, political and financial center.

While you’re in San Jose, make sure to check out the city’s various museums. Since you’re in the world’s foremost technology hub, the Tech Museum of Innovation is a must-visit. And since you’re on the West Coast, you should stop by the San Jose Museum of Art that features the largest permanent collection of works from West Coast artists.

Thanks to its mild California climate, San Jose is one of the best cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities, and due to its largely younger-leaning population, it offers quite the vibrant nightlife. In fact, San Jose is among the biggest party hubs in America.

San Jose is served by various bus carriers and has several Amtrak stops within its vicinity. In addition, the city’s airport is located right near the downtown area, which makes travel to and from San Jose a breeze.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in San Jose?

Main departure station: Downtown San Jose - 129 W San Carlos St

Coaches to Los Angeles leave from 4 stations in San Jose.

All coach stations in San Jose:

  • Downtown San Jose - 129 W San Carlos St

  • Diridon Station

  • 440 S King Rd

  • 1118 E William St

Where does the coach arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: 800 N Alameda St

Coaches arrive in Los Angeles at 10 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Los Angeles:

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

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