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Journey Information

There are 32 intercity buses per day from Oakland to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Oakland to Los Angeles usually takes around 9 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance343 mi (553 km)
Shortest duration7h 15m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day20
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Oakland to Los Angeles

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)




December 2, 2019- Visiting friends


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



November 2, 2019- Visiting friends


Very straight forward!



September 8, 2019- Visiting friends


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



August 17, 2019- Visiting friends


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



June 28, 2019- Visiting friends


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.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Oakland to Los Angeles cost $53.35 on average. Tickets cheaper than $53.35 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


Bus tickets from Oakland to Los Angeles are expected to cost between $44 and $100 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $44. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Oakland to Los Angeles is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $51. If you're planning to take the bus from Oakland to Los Angeles during September, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $59. 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 28 days in advance to save $26.86 or more on your 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 that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 22 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US229h 29m$71.11
Greyhound1010h 14m$68.10
  • 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 22 trips per day from Oakland to Los Angeles, 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 10 bus trips from Oakland to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 14 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from $15.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 343 miles from Oakland to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 15 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Los Angeles. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Oakland to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 32 scheduled buses that travel from Oakland to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 20 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 Oakland to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $40.00.

City Information


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Oakland, CA is a port city that is beginning to step out of the shadow of San Francisco, its neighbor to the west. Every visitor should start their Oakland trip in the downtown area and Old Oakland, the city's historic quarter full of quaint old buildings. While here, don't forget to take a short detour to Oakland's famous Chinatown as well. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland tells the history of Black communities in the area and is definitely worth a stop. For those who would prefer to stay close to nature, Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park's abundance of redwood groves will offer amazing views.

Oakland's food scene is vibrant and diverse, with a wide range of offerings for all budgets. Enssaro is a popular local name with mid-range dishes that will whet your appetite. For an excellent haute-cuisine dinner, head towards The Wolf.

It's easy to get around the Bay Area on local public transit (called the BART, for Bay Area Rapid Transit). Getting to Oakland from further afield is also a breeze thanks to many intercity bus routes in the area and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor train, which stops in Oakland. Flights arrive at the Oakland International Airport, but several additional airport options in the larger Bay Area are also available.

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?

Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave  - OAKGLI-0

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Main departure station: West Oakland Bart Station

The Greyhound bus station, located at 2103 San Pablo Ave, was built in 1926 and is still open and operating today. The station has dramatic doorways and a magnificently ornate domed ceiling design. A security guard is on duty at all times to guarantee passenger safety. When passengers arrive, baggage goes through a security check, and you are only allowed in the station if you have a ticket, so say your goodbyes before you come. It serves as a primary stop for Alameda County's National bus system. The station is open from 5 am until 1:30 am every day and offers regular bus trips operated by Greyhound to locations around the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

All bus stations in Oakland:

  • West Oakland Bart Station

  • W Oakland BART Station

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: North Hollywood Bus Station

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

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