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Los Angeles to San Francisco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$4.99
Shortest Duration7h 15m
Trips per day26
bus carriers2
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Overall score for Los Angeles to San Francisco
4.4
Based on 8 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Erichson W
4.0
October 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
being able to relax & enjoy the scenery of the country
Cons
greyhound e-ticket as another choice to present to driver, than just paper ticket after purchase. International travelers don't have access to a printer.
Tips
not at this time

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
3.0
Value
3.5
Condition
4.3
Michael
5.0
May 26, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Very relaxing vs driving myself.

Is there an overnight bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Yes. Both Greyhound and Megabus operate overnight buses from L.A. to San Francisco, departing as late as 11:30 p.m. For a more expensive option, you might consider Cabin, with luxury sleeping cabins that start at $84.

Can you bring food or drinks on the bus?

If you are traveling via bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you are allowed to bring your own food and drinks on the bus. Unfortunately, there is no way to purchase food on the bus itself, so bringing your own snacks and drinks is recommended. However, none of the bus companies for this route allow you to consume alcohol onboard.

How much does a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Los Angeles to San Francisco were $20.93.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $13.88 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is approximately 347.62 miles, or 559.30 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 8 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

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 usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

On average there are 26 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Los Angeles to San Francisco, with an average of 21 trips per day and 438 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Of the 26 trips there are 23 trips that are direct connections to San Francisco.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco start at $52.00.

2 carriers offer Los Angeles to San Francisco bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Francisco from $20.00. There are 21 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $29.40 for a Greyhound ticket to San Francisco. In Los Angeles, Greyhound departs to San Francisco from Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St and 2 other stations. In San Francisco, Greyhound arrives at 425 Mission St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 9 hours and 22 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Francisco in 7 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 25 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $30.31 for a weekend trip to San Francisco.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 22m
Avg. Price
$29.40

Megabus

Book Megabus from Los Angeles to San Francisco from $4.99. There are 5 trips per day offered by Megabus from Los Angeles to San Francisco and you can expect on average to pay $25.14 for a Megabus ticket to San Francisco. In Los Angeles, Megabus departs to San Francisco from Union Station, In San Francisco, Megabus arrives at Caltrain Stn - SW Cnr of Townsend St and 5th St,

An average trip on Megabus from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 8 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to San Francisco in 7 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.18 for a weekend trip to San Francisco.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 30m
Avg. Price
$25.14

Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to San Francisco will depart from these stations in Los Angeles:
  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
Buses arrive in San Francisco at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Francisco for trips arriving from Los Angeles:
  • 425 Mission St
  • Caltrain Stn - SW Cnr of Townsend St and 5th St