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Los Angeles to Oakland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.99
Shortest Duration7h 35m
Trips per day9
Bus lines2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Los Angeles to Oakland
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 27, 2019Vacation
Pretty good service for pretty reasonable price! I mean the journey started just on time, we had a stop at a rest area for food, drinks and WC, the drive was cool through the farms and cities passed through and finally we only were about 30 mins late and that was due t...More
The front glass could’ve been cleaned more regularly for better vision and photographing.
Make sure you have some snacks on you if you’re journey is long.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Oakland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Oakland?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $29.39 was the low point for bus fares from Los Angeles to Oakland. Buses from Oakland to Los Angeles are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $29.39 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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $26.79 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 343 miles (553 kilometers) from Los Angeles to Oakland. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 35 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Los Angeles to Oakland for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Oakland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Oakland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Los Angeles to Oakland; ticket prices start at $50.00.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Oakland?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Los Angeles to Oakland. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound69h 17m$48.84
Megabus57h 54m$32.31

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, California has two bus stations with service to Oakland, California:

  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Oakland?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Oakland, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave
  • W Oakland BART Station - 1451 7th St

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