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Journey Information

Oakland to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$39.00
Shortest Duration6h 55m
Trips per day9
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Oakland to Los Angeles right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $48.93 was the low point for bus fares from Oakland to Los Angeles. Buses from Los Angeles to Oakland are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $48.93 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $6.02 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 343 miles (553 kilometers) from Oakland, CA to Los Angeles, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Oakland to Los Angeles for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Los Angeles, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Oakland?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am 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 9 scheduled buses that travel from Oakland to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 $50.75.

What bus companies travel from Oakland to Los Angeles?

There is one bus company that operates from Oakland to Los Angeles. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound911h 13m$51.71

Where does the bus leave from in Oakland?

Most buses depart from the main station in Oakland, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Los Angeles, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Union Station

Price trends for buses from Oakland to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Oakland, CA to Los Angeles, CA
4.6
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Emily
4.0
August 17, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Too many stops - difficult to get quality rest. Also hard to get comfortable in the seats, even with the reclining.

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Karena
5.0
December 2, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I appreciated the kindness of the driver. I definitely prefer Megabus over any other
Tips
Watch your surroundings at all times
Matthew
5.0
November 2, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Very straight forward!
Patricia
5.0
September 8, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The Operator was friendly and proffessional
Cons
None
Tips
Awesome Company to do business with.
Janell
4.0
June 28, 2019Visiting 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 i...More
Tips
Be considerate of the rules. They help everyone get the trip they paid for and deserve to enjoy.

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