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Journey Information

Los Angeles to Oakland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$40.00
Shortest Duration6h 55m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2

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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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, $48.13 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 $48.13 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 3 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.62 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 343 miles (553 kilometers) from Los Angeles, CA to Oakland, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 55 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Oakland at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am 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 8 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Oakland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 $50.75.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Oakland?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Los Angeles, California to Oakland, California. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway110h 6m$52.94
Greyhound88h 57m$48.43

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Buses to Oakland leave from multiple locations in Los Angeles, California. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Oakland?

Buses arrive in Oakland at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Oakland, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave
  • 245 Second St
  • West Oakland Bart

Price trends for buses from Los Angeles to Oakland

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Los Angeles, CA to Oakland, CA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




June 27, 2019 - Vacation


Pros: 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 wa... Pros: 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 to bad traffic on the freeways. I also liked the recurrent announcements from the staff making sure that everyone gets a nice and comfortable trip. Cons: The front glass could’ve been cleaned more regularly for better vision and photographing. Tips: Make sure you have some snacks on you if you’re journey is long.More

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