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Buses from Oakland to Los Angeles

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Oakland to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Oakland to Los Angeles usually takes around 8 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance343 mi (553 km)
Shortest duration7h 30m
Cheapest price$34.99
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Karena

December 2, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: I appreciated the kindness of the driver. I definitely prefer Megabus over any other. Tips: Watch your surroundings at all times.

Pros: I appreciated the kindness of the driver. I definitely prefer Megabus over any other. Tips: Watch your surroundings at all times.

5.0

Matthew

November 2, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Very straight forward!

Very straight forward!

5.0

Patricia

September 8, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: The Operator was friendly and proffessional. Cons: None. Tips: Awesome Company to do business with.

Pros: The Operator was friendly and proffessional. Cons: None. Tips: Awesome Company to do business with.

4.0

Emily

August 17, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Too many stops - difficult to get quality rest. Also hard to get comfortable in the seats, even with the reclining.

Too many stops - difficult to get quality rest. Also hard to get comfortable in the seats, even with the reclining.

4.0

Janell

June 28, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Got me there on time. Cons: Making sure other guest adherento the standard for the bus. The upstairs was a free for all and one guest in particular was acting extremely obnoxious and rude. Talking loudly on her phone and being belligerent with other guests nicely...

Pros: Got me there on time. Cons: Making sure other guest adherento the standard for the bus. The upstairs was a free for all and one guest in particular was acting extremely obnoxious and rude. Talking loudly on her phone and being belligerent with other guests nicely asked her to chill. Also the bus is slow. A Flicks bus zoomed right by us and we never saw it again. And we left before then from the same station. I’m trying them next time. Tips: Be considerate of the rules. They help everyone get the trip they paid for and deserve to enjoy.

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

$37.03 is the average price of a bus ticket from Oakland to Los Angeles. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Oakland to Los Angeles is expected to range from $37 to $44. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $37. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $37 and can be found on October 27, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Oakland to Los Angeles in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $48 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $9.25 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Oakland to Los Angeles?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Oakland to Los Angeles. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 10 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US108h 11m$37.88
Greyhound49h 15m$45.97
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 4 bus trips from Oakland to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from $41.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Oakland to Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 343 miles from Oakland to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 30 minutes. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Oakland?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Oakland to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Oakland to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from California to California without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Oakland to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $50.00.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Oakland?

Departure stations

Oakland has two bus stations with service to Los Angeles.

Bus stations in Oakland:

  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • 13005 Sherman Way

  • Pacoima - 9727 Laurel Canyon Drive

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