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Oakland-Los Angeles Bus Schedule
Oakland to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||6h 55m|
|Trips per day||9|
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.
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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
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