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traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles by bus

Cheapest price$1.00
Fastest time7h 35m
Trips per day19
bus carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The best way to get the cheapest 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 $28.22. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $19.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel 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 PM on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 2 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.

How many daily bus trips are there from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

On average there are 19 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from San Francisco to Los Angeles, with an average of 11 trips per day and 229 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Of the 19 trips there are 19 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train options from San Francisco start at $52.00.

bus lines that run from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Megabus

Megabus operates, on average, 5 bus schedule(s) from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The average Megabus ticket to Los Angeles costs $29.53. Cheap Megabus tickets to Los Angeles are available on Wanderu starting from $14.99. In San Francisco, Megabus departs 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 14 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Los Angeles in 7 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $32.73 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Megabus
Megabus
Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 14m
Avg. Price
$29.53

Greyhound

Greyhound operates, on average, 11 bus schedule(s) from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The average Greyhound ticket to Los Angeles costs $33.97. Cheap Greyhound tickets to Los Angeles are available on Wanderu starting from $20.00. In San Francisco, Greyhound departs from Greyhound Station - 200 Folsom St and no other station. In Los Angeles, Greyhound arrives at Greyhound Station - 1716 E 7th St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 9 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Los Angeles in 7 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay $37.21 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
9h 37m
Avg. Price
$33.97

BoltBus

BoltBus operates, on average, 2 bus schedule(s) from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The average BoltBus ticket to Los Angeles costs $28.26. Cheap BoltBus tickets to Los Angeles are available on Wanderu starting from $1.00. In San Francisco, BoltBus departs from Greyhound Station - 200 Folsom St and no other station. In Los Angeles, BoltBus arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on BoltBus from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 8 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Los Angeles in 7 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $31.67 for a weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

BoltBus
BoltBus
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Games
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 33m
Avg. Price
$28.26

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 Greyhound Station - 200 Folsom St, Caltrain Station - Townsend St and 5th St.
  • Greyhound Station - 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. Greyhound Station - 1716 E 7th St, Union Station are the main bus stations in Los Angeles for trips arriving from San Francisco.
  • Greyhound Station - 1716 E 7th St
  • Union Station