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San Francisco to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$4.99
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day18
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How to book cheap San Francisco to Los Angeles bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from San Francisco to Los Angeles were $30.78. By booking 0 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles by bus is at 10:00 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 1:00 PM on Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from San Francisco to Los Angeles has the most daily schedules

On average there are 18 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from San Francisco to Los Angeles, with an average of 12 trips per day and 239 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Of the 18 trips there are 17 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from San Francisco to Los Angeles starts at $53.00.

2 carriers offer San Francisco to Los Angeles bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Francisco to Los Angeles from $19.00. There are 12 Greyhound schedules from San Francisco to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $38.95 for a Greyhound ticket to Los Angeles. In San Francisco, Greyhound departs to Los Angeles from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and no other station. In Los Angeles, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 9 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Los Angeles in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay $41.62 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
9h 38m
Avg. Price
$38.95

Megabus

Book Megabus from San Francisco to Los Angeles from $4.99. There are 6 Megabus schedules from San Francisco to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $31.66 for a Megabus ticket to Los Angeles. In San Francisco, Megabus departs to Los Angeles from Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St and no other station. In Los Angeles, Megabus arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 8 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Los Angeles in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $35.93 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 18m
Avg. Price
$31.66

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from San Francisco. Most bus trips to Los Angeles will depart from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St
Bus trips arrive in Los Angeles at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St, Union Station are the main bus stations in Los Angeles for trips arriving from San Francisco.
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • Union Station