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San Francisco to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||8h 10m|
|Trips per day||11|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles a good day trip?
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.
How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €25.93 was the low point for bus fares from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €25.93 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €21.98 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus 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 buses leave San Francisco?
How many buses are there each day?
There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Francisco to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at €47.69.
What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Where does the bus leave from in San Francisco?
Buses to Los Angeles leave from multiple locations in San Francisco, California. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:
- 425 Mission St
- Caltrain Stn - SW Cnr of Townsend St and 5th St
Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?
Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Los Angeles, California:
- Union Station
- Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
- North Hollywood Bus Station
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