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Journey Information

There are 50 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Sacramento. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento usually takes around 11 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Autobuses Monarca bus can make the trip in 7 hours,

Distance361 mi (582 km)
Shortest duration7h 0m
Cheapest price$39.11
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Los Angeles to Sacramento

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)




May 26, 2022- Solo travel


Pros: The trip was pleasant. It was in the middle of the week. Therefore, it was less people traveling. Cons: Stations were closed in early mornings to refresh. Tips: Bring your own snacks and water.



February 5, 2022- Visiting family


Pros: The time Proposed at the beggining. Cons: The spaces between seats.



January 2, 2022- Visiting friends


I liked the trip to Sacramento fully recommended


Sara Monica

October 14, 2021


Decent ride and on time



March 12, 2021- Business


Pros: Bus was full and some people do not respect wearing masks as told by the driver. Cons: Some people talking loud when others are still trying to sleep. Tips: No social distancing applies here. Only requirement is that the passengers wear a mask.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to Sacramento cost $58.21 on average. Tickets cheaper than $58.21 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento is expected to be between $54 and $82. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is December 10, 2023, when tickets are available for December 10, 2023. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $54.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento is usually cheapest in October, when the average ticket price is only $62. If you're planning to take the bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $73. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save $55.68 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

There are 3 bus lines from Los Angeles to Sacramento available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 29 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autobuses Monarca28h 15m$89.88
FlixBus US1912h 34m$94.01
Greyhound2911h 39m$81.16
  • Book Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Sacramento from $87. There are 2 trips per day offered by Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Sacramento and you can expect on average to pay for a Autobuses Monarca ticket to Sacramento. In Los Angeles, Autobuses Monarca departs to Sacramento from 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd and one other station. In Sacramento, Autobuses Monarca arrives at Fruitridge Rd 3330 .

    An average trip on Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to Sacramento takes 8 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Autobuses Monarca trip will get you to Sacramento in 7 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Autobuses Monarca offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Sacramento.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 19 trips per day from Los Angeles to Sacramento, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 29 bus trips from Los Angeles to Sacramento every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 39 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Sacramento usually start from $39.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 361 miles from Los Angeles to Sacramento. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Los Angeles to Sacramento at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Sacramento, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 50 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Sacramento every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 Sacramento; ticket prices start at $38.00.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.


As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: North Hollywood Bus Station

Buses to Sacramento leave from 9 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd

  • 1716 7th Street

Where does the bus arrive in Sacramento?

Main arrival station: 2928 K Street (b/w 29th St & 30th St)

Buses arrive in Sacramento at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 2928 K Street (b/w 29th St & 30th St)

  • 961 2nd St

  • 420 Richards Blvd

  • Fruitridge Rd 3330

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