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Journey Information

There are 37 intercity buses per day from Sacramento to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Sacramento to Los Angeles usually takes around 12 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance361 mi (582 km)
Shortest duration7h 55m
Cheapest price$28.69
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Sacramento to Los Angeles

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




July 5, 2021


Fun ride!



March 13, 2021- Business


Pros: That I was able to get a ticket on a last minute basis. Cons: No mask coverings on some passengers. Tips: You get what you pay for.


Yi Chien

October 12, 2019- Business


Pros: Good peice and survice. Cons: The leg room could be bigger. Tips: No.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Sacramento to Los Angeles cost $46.69 on average. Tickets cheaper than $46.69 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Sacramento to Los Angeles in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $46 to $78. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on February 27, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Los Angeles this week, bus tickets are available starting at $46.

Monthly avg. prices

Taking the bus from Sacramento to Los Angeles is usually cheapest in October, when the average ticket price is only $57. If you're planning to take the bus from Sacramento to Los Angeles during May, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $75. 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 26 days in advance to save $43.02 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

There are 3 bus lines from Sacramento to Los Angeles available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 21 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autobuses Monarca28h 56m$95.67
FlixBus US2113h 37m$59.71
Greyhound1411h 38m$58.81
  • Book Autobuses Monarca from Sacramento to Los Angeles from $94. There are 2 trips per day offered by Autobuses Monarca from Sacramento to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay for a Autobuses Monarca ticket to Los Angeles. In Sacramento, Autobuses Monarca departs to Los Angeles from Fruitridge Rd 3330 . In Los Angeles, Autobuses Monarca arrives at 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd and one other station.

    An average trip on Autobuses Monarca from Sacramento to Los Angeles takes 8 hours and 56 minutes , while the fastest available Autobuses Monarca trip will get you to Los Angeles in 7 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Autobuses Monarca offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Los Angeles.

  • 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 21 trips per day from Sacramento 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 14 bus trips from Sacramento to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from $29.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 361 miles from Sacramento to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 55 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.

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.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sacramento to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 37 scheduled buses that travel from Sacramento to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $38.00.

City Information


As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

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 Sacramento?

Main departure station: 420 Richards Blvd

Buses to Los Angeles leave from 4 stations in Sacramento.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 420 Richards Blvd

  • 961 2nd St

  • 2928 K Street (b/w 29th St & 30th St)

  • Fruitridge Rd 3330

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: 800 N Alameda St

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 10 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • 1716 7th Street

  • 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd

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