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Journey Information

San Jose to Los Angeles coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£34.52
Shortest Duration6h 30m
Trips per day5
Coach lines2

San Jose to Los Angeles Route Map

San Jose Los Angeles

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.

Is it safe to travel by coach from San Jose 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. 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, 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 Jose to Los Angeles?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £35.20 was the low point for coach fares from San Jose to Los Angeles. Coaches from Los Angeles to San Jose are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £35.20 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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £6.94 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 9 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 305 miles (492 kilometers) from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 30 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from San Jose 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave San Jose?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 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.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 5 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 2 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 £39.23.

What coach companies travel from San Jose to Los Angeles?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from San Jose, California to Los Angeles, California. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound59h 25m£37.11
Tufesa Internacional26h 46m£43.16

Where does the coach leave from in San Jose?

Coaches to Los Angeles leave from multiple locations in San Jose, California. These are the 4 most popular coach stations:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
  • 1118 E William St
  • 1642 Story Rd

Where does the coach arrive in Los Angeles?

Coaches arrive in Los Angeles at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Los Angeles, California:

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

Price trends for coaches from San Jose to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

£47£31£16SepOct

Monthly average prices

£39£31£24£16£8NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA
4.2
Based on 16 ratings and 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
16 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
wifi was not working
Cons
wifi
Tips
please make wifi working and arrange a water tap in bathroom
Tatiana
4.0
25 October 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
20 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
Good
Tips
Should be less noisy. No light during night travels. I pad, computer,phone etc
Shuvadeep
1.0
13 June 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
17 October 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
2 October 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
2 July 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
29 June 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
25 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
Drive was smooth

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