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Journey Information

There are 16 daily coaches from San Jose to Los Angeles. Traveling by coach from San Jose to Los Angeles usually takes around 7 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance305 mi (492 km)
Shortest duration5h 30m
Cheapest price£17.75
Trips per day15
Most frequent serviceTufesa Internacional
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.2

5.0

Ananthanarayanan

16 November 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

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

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

4.0

Tatiana

25 October 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

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.

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.

5.0

Diska

17 October 2019 - Solo travel

Megabus

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!

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!

4.0

Jennifer

2 October 2019 - Solo travel

Megabus

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.

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.

2.0

Sam

2 July 2019 - Vacation

Megabus

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 s...

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.

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San Jose to Los Angeles Route Map

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

The average coach ticket price from San Jose to Los Angeles is £28.18. That price is based on the daily average cost for all coach trips from San Jose to Los Angeles in the last 30 days. Any tickets cheaper than £28.18 can be considered a great deal. You are very likely to find a coach ticket at this price or lower if you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

£43£28£14JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of San Jose to Los Angeles coach tickets is expected to range from £27 to £39. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find coach tickets as cheap as £27.

As of today, the next cheapest coach trip from San Jose to Los Angeles is on 17 June 2021 and it costs £27. Just search on Wanderu for San Jose to Los Angeles bus trips using the form above and sort the results by cheapest to see the best available deals for the date on which you plan to hit the road.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from San Jose to Los Angeles by coach so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a coach ticket is expected to be just £21 – 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 coach trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £32 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The best way to find cheap coach tickets from San Jose to Los Angeles is by booking your trip as early as possible, as most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. That’s why you should book at least 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £6.64 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from San Jose to Los Angeles?

There are 3 coach lines from San Jose, California to Los Angeles, California. With 8 daily trips, Tufesa Internacional usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US66h 25m£25.54
Greyhound38h 4m£31.29
Tufesa Internacional88h 5m£40.48
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 3 bus trips from San Jose to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 4 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from £29.

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  • Tufesa Internacional

    Tufesa Internacional

    Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. On average, Tufesa Internacional runs 8 from San Jose to Los Angeles, with prices starting from £40. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 305 miles (492 kilometers) from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 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?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Los Angeles. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave San Jose?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 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 16 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 15 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 £35.51.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in San Jose?

Departure stations

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

Coach stations in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

  • 1118 E William St

  • 1642 Story Rd

Where does the coach arrive in Los Angeles?

Arrival stations

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

Coach stations in Los Angeles:

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E

  • E Olympic Blvd & S Augusta Ave Bus Stop

  • Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • 13005 Sherman Way

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

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