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traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco by bus

Cheapest price$1.00
Fastest time7h 25m
Trips per day18
bus carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The best way to get the cheapest 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 $28.07. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $17.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel 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 PM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 11 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.

How many daily bus trips are there from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

On average there are 18 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Los Angeles to San Francisco, with an average of 10 trips per day and 217 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Of the 18 trips there are 18 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train options from Los Angeles start at $52.00.

bus lines that run from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Megabus

Megabus operates, on average, 5 bus schedule(s) from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The average Megabus ticket to San Francisco costs $30.19. Cheap Megabus tickets to San Francisco are available on Wanderu starting from $14.99. In Los Angeles, Megabus departs 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 7 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $33.78 for a weekend getaway trip to San Francisco.

Megabus
Megabus
Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 10m
Avg. Price
$30.19

Greyhound

Greyhound operates, on average, 10 bus schedule(s) from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The average Greyhound ticket to San Francisco costs $33.34. Cheap Greyhound tickets to San Francisco are available on Wanderu starting from $20.00. In Los Angeles, Greyhound departs from Greyhound Station - 1716 E 7th St and no other station. In San Francisco, Greyhound arrives at Greyhound Station - 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 7 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay $36.75 for a weekend getaway trip to San Francisco.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
9h 7m
Avg. Price
$33.34

BoltBus

BoltBus operates, on average, 2 bus schedule(s) from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The average BoltBus ticket to San Francisco costs $29.63. Cheap BoltBus tickets to San Francisco are available on Wanderu starting from $1.00. In Los Angeles, BoltBus departs from Union Station and no other station. In San Francisco, BoltBus arrives at Greyhound Station - 200 Folsom St and no other station.

An average trip on BoltBus from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 8 hours and 22 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to San Francisco in 7 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $38.62 for a weekend getaway trip to San Francisco.

BoltBus
BoltBus
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Games
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 22m
Avg. Price
$29.63

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 Greyhound Station - 1716 E 7th St, Union Station.
  • Greyhound Station - 1716 E 7th St
  • Union Station
Bus trips arrive in San Francisco at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Greyhound Station - 200 Folsom St, Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St are the main bus stations in San Francisco for trips arriving from Los Angeles.
  • Greyhound Station - 200 Folsom St
  • Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St