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How to get to Los Angeles by bus

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What is a good price for a bus ticket to Los Angeles?

$15.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Los Angeles, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Los Angeles. In the last month, buses from Huntington Park to Los Angeles had the lowest average price at $16.00.

Where is the bus station in Los Angeles, CA?

The busiest bus station in Los Angeles is Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Los Angeles are:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
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  • 611 Maple Ave

Where should you stay in Los Angeles?

When you visit Los Angeles, the best areas to stay if you want to be in close proximity to the Los Angeles Bus Station are Downtown, the Fashion District or the Arts District. These neighborhoods have some budget-friendly options when it comes to hotels and homeshares, and also have good access to the Metro — very important if you want to get around L.A. and don’t have a car. Downtown L.A. has seen a revival in recent years, so don’t miss out on a visit to Grand Central Market or the iconic Bradbury Building.

Hollywood is another great neighborhood in which to book your accommodations, full of film (and L.A.) history. It’s also where the Hollywood Bus Stop and North Hollywood Bus Station are located, making it conveniently close to your arrival/departure point.

How do you get around L.A.?

Traveling in Los Angeles without a car can be challenging, as the city is rather sprawling. If you’re staying Downtown near the Los Angeles Bus Station, you can ride the Metro Rail around the city, from Santa Monica to Long Beach to LAX. The closest Metro Rail stop to the bus station is Pershing Square, where you can board the Red and Purple lines. There are multiple Metro Rail stops in Hollywood, though the closest to the North Hollywood Bus Station is the North Hollywood stop on the Red Line. One-way fares cost $1.75, and includes free transfers to other lines.

There are also numerous city buses you can board around L.A. The bus travels throughout the whole city and charges the same fares as the Metro, so make sure to study the bus routes and use the Metro Trip Planner on the LA Metro website.

What are some places to visit in Los Angeles?

If you’re a movie buff, you’ll definitely want to visit Hollywood and see the TCL Chinese Theatre. From there you can traverse the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or visit Paramount Pictures Studios. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a good place to pay your respects to the stars of yesterday, and also a terrific spot for a view of the Hollywood Sign — which you can also hike to.

You may also consider taking a studio tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at famous movie sets. The Universal Studios backlot tour is especially entertaining, where you’ll get a glimpse of the animatronic shark from “Jaws,” and the Bates Motel, site of the infamous shower-stabbing scene. Or, for a truly romantic experience, visit Griffith Observatory. (It’s particularly sensational at sunset.)

L.A. also has a number of white-sand beaches to visit, from Venice Beach and Zuma Beach to Santa Monica Beach and Pier.

What are some good restaurants in LA?

LA has tons of great, reasonably priced restaurants. Downtown near the Los Angeles Bus Station, check out Grand Central Market, where you can have your pick from dozens of vendors (eggslut, known for their breakfast sandwiches, has become a phenomenon). And don’t shy away from street food, especially taco trucks: La Isla Bonita in Venice Beach is a popular option.

If you’re closer to the North Hollywood Bus Station, Electric Owl is a cool spot with interesting atmosphere, and Running Goose has an awesome outdoor patio.

What is the best time to visit Los Angeles by bus?

The best time to visit Los Angeles is in the spring and fall, to avoid the high temperatures and heavy smog of summer. Of those, you may prefer spring if you’re concerned about fires in the surrounding area during fall. Winter is a great time to visit, as well. You may have to deal with some rain, but winter temperatures in the 60s are a nice, warm break compared to many U.S. cities, and you’ll be able to find inexpensive accommodations.

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