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How to get to Los Angeles by bus?

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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.

How to find cheap bus tickets to Los Angeles?

The cheapest prices for a bus ticket to Los Angeles that users have found recently on Wanderu start at $4.00. Such great deals to Los Angeles are available on two routes including El Monte and Hollywood. While there are some great deals that can be scored by searching around, there are some routes that always have low prices on bus travel to get you to Los Angeles. Hollywood at $4.00 has consistently the lowest average bus ticket prices to Los Angeles.

What are the main bus stations in Los Angeles?

The most popular bus stations in Los Angeles are Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St, Union Station and 611 Maple Ave. Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St is the busiest bus station in Los Angeles.

Seattle

There are 47 bus schedules per day connecting Seattle with Los Angeles. It takes on average 35 hours and 21 minutes to travel 961 miles, 1546 kms, by bus from Seattle. One bus company operates schedules from Seattle, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Seattle you will most likely to arrive in Los Angeles at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St.
Avg. Time
1d 11h 21m
Avg. Price
$123.64

San Diego

There are 47 bus schedules per day connecting San Diego with Los Angeles. It takes on average 3 hours and 29 minutes to travel 112 miles, 180 kms, by bus from San Diego. 2 bus carriers offer schedules from San Diego, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from San Diego you will most likely to arrive in Los Angeles at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St.
Avg. Time
3h 29m
Avg. Price
$15.72

Chicago

There are 39 bus schedules per day connecting Chicago with Los Angeles. It takes on average 52 hours and 53 minutes to travel 1744 miles, 2805 kms, by bus from Chicago. One bus company operates schedules from Chicago, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Chicago you will most likely to arrive in Los Angeles at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St.
Avg. Time
2d 4h 53m
Avg. Price
$160.42

Phoenix

There are 35 bus schedules per day connecting Phoenix with Los Angeles. It takes on average 8 hours and 52 minutes to travel 358 miles, 575 kms, by bus from Phoenix. 2 bus carriers offer schedules from Phoenix, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Phoenix you will most likely to arrive in Los Angeles at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St.
Avg. Time
8h 52m
Avg. Price
$50.14

Las Vegas

There are 34 bus schedules per day connecting Las Vegas with Los Angeles. It takes on average 6 hours and 15 minutes to travel 229 miles, 368 kms, by bus from Las Vegas. 4 bus carriers offer schedules from Las Vegas, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Las Vegas you will most likely to arrive in Los Angeles at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St.
Avg. Time
6h 15m
Avg. Price
$24.88

Located in California, United States of America, you can travel by bus to Los Angeles from 294 destinations and choose from 1780 daily bus schedules to get you there. Greyhound has the most bus connections to Los Angeles. The furthest bus arriving in Los Angeles covers a distance of 2628.76 miles, 4229.51 kms, covering the journey in 87 hours and 33 minutes

Looking for other ways to get there? Check out Train options to Los Angeles. For even more options, you can compare the different ways to get from cities like San Francisco to Los Angeles or from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Bus companies serving Los Angeles

Greyhound

There are 176.608163 daily Greyhound schedules to Los Angeles. Greyhound can get you to Los Angeles by bus from 373 destinations including San Diego.
Avg. Time
18h 50m
Avg. Price
$62.36

Megabus

There are 15.387097 daily Megabus schedules to Los Angeles. Megabus can get you to Los Angeles by bus from 3 destinations including San Francisco.
Avg. Time
7h 45m
Avg. Price
$26.72

Tufesa Internacional

There are 90.129032 daily Tufesa Internacional schedules to Los Angeles. Tufesa Internacional can get you to Los Angeles by bus from 21 destinations including Ontario.
Avg. Time
6h 21m
Avg. Price
$44.15

Amtrak Thruway

There are 3 daily Amtrak Thruway schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Thruway can get you to Los Angeles by bus from Las Vegas.
Avg. Time
8h 6m
Avg. Price
$53.01

Tufesa Plus

There are 15.764706 daily Tufesa Plus schedules to Los Angeles. Tufesa Plus can get you to Los Angeles by bus from 9 destinations including Fresno.
Avg. Time
6h 59m
Avg. Price
$45.39

Windstar Lines

There are 4.901639 daily Windstar Lines schedules to Los Angeles. Windstar Lines can get you to Los Angeles by bus from Las Vegas.
Avg. Time
5h 34m
Avg. Price
$18.09