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Los Angeles to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$4.99
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day19
bus carriers2
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How to book cheap Los Angeles to San Francisco bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Los Angeles to San Francisco were $28.25. By booking 0 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco by bus is at 11:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 11:00 AM on Monday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Francisco has the most daily schedules

On average there are 19 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Los Angeles to San Francisco, with an average of 13 trips per day and 272 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Of the 19 trips there are 18 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Los Angeles to San Francisco starts at $53.00.

2 carriers offer Los Angeles to San Francisco bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Francisco from $19.00. There are 13 Greyhound schedules from Los Angeles to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $38.74 for a Greyhound ticket to San Francisco. In Los Angeles, Greyhound departs to San Francisco from Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St and no other station. In San Francisco, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 9 hours and 7 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Francisco in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 14 trips per day and you could expect to pay $48.72 for a weekend getaway trip to San Francisco.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
9h 7m
Avg. Price
$38.74

Megabus

Book Megabus from Los Angeles to San Francisco from $4.99. There are 6 Megabus schedules from Los Angeles to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $29.93 for a Megabus ticket to San Francisco. In Los Angeles, Megabus departs to San Francisco from Union Station and no other station. In San Francisco, Megabus arrives at Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 8 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to San Francisco in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $36.07 for a weekend getaway trip to San Francisco.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 10m
Avg. Price
$29.93

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Los Angeles. Most bus trips to San Francisco will depart from Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St, Union Station.
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • Union Station
Bus trips arrive in San Francisco at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St are the main bus stations in San Francisco for trips arriving from Los Angeles.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St