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Journey Information

San Francisco to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€22.70
Shortest Duration8h 10m
Trips per day11
Bus lines2
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bus 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.

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?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 559 kilometers (347 miles) from San Francisco to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 10 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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?

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

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?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound812h 23m€38.49
Megabus58h 24m€26.67

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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