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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from Sacramento to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Sacramento to Los Angeles usually takes around 11 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance361 mi (582 km)
Shortest duration7h 35m
Cheapest price$48.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Sacramento to Los Angeles

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Mariana

July 5, 2021

Greyhound

Fun ride!

Fun ride!

5.0

Mario

March 13, 2021- Business

Greyhound

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.

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.

5.0

Yi Chien

October 12, 2019- Business

Greyhound

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

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?

The average price for a bus ticket to Los Angeles is $55.36, If your search turns up options priced lower than $55.36 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Sacramento to Los Angeles is expected to range from $51 to $72. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $54. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $51 and can be found on June 7, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $47 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Sacramento to Los Angeles in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $55 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

$100$80$60$40$203020100

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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $30.16 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sacramento to Los Angeles that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 15 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1512h 53m$64.35
Greyhound59h 16m$56.90
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 15 trips per day from Sacramento to Los Angeles, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 5 bus trips from Sacramento to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 16 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from $48.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sacramento 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 361 miles from Sacramento to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 35 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Los Angeles at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Sacramento?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am 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.

How many bus trips to Los Angeles are there per day?

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $59.00.

City Information

Sacramento

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: 961 2nd St

Buses to Los Angeles leave from 3 stations in Sacramento.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 961 2nd St

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

  • Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

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