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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Denver to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Denver to Los Angeles usually takes around 33 hours, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 22 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance830 mi (1336 km)
Shortest duration22h 50m
Cheapest price$43.47
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Denver to Los Angeles cost $86.10 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

$150$100$50JulJul

Bus tickets from Denver to Los Angeles are expected to cost between $78 and $144 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $82. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

$250$200$150$100$50ASONDJFMAMJJ
Bus tickets from Denver to Los Angeles are at their cheapest average price in September. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $127. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $231, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$325$260$195$130$653020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to $206.46.

What bus companies travel from Denver to Los Angeles?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Denver to Los Angeles that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 20 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound201d 9h 11m$144.15
Los Limousines21d 6h 18m$198.64
  • 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 20 bus trips from Denver to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 33 hours and 11 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from $43.

  • Book Los Limousines from Denver to Los Angeles from $182. There are 2 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from Denver to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Los Angeles. In Denver, Los Limousines departs to Los Angeles from Denver Bus Station . In Los Angeles, Los Limousines arrives at Los Angeles Bus Station .

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Denver to Los Angeles takes 30 hours and 18 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Los Angeles in 22 hours and 50 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 33 hours to cover the 830 miles from Denver to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 22 hours and 50 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Denver 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Denver to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Denver to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Denver to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $293.00.

City Information

Denver

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Denver is the capital of Colorado, as well as the most populous city in the state. With buildings dating back to the 19th century, Denver is considered one of the most exemplary cities of the Old West era in the United States.

Denver’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains makes it a preferred destination for young travelers seeking the thrill of the slopes during the day and the vibrant nightlife activities only an urban setting can provide. In fact, Denver is among the biggest party cities in the U.S. and one of the craft beer capitals in the country. In addition, thanks to the diverse local crowd, Denver’s restaurant scene offers top-notch options from various world cuisines.

If you’re looking for a more quiet time during your stay, head to one of the many unique museums in town such as the Denver Art Museum, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts, or the Molly Brown House Museum. Craving a feast to the eyes and some fresh air? Check out the spectacular Denver Botanic Gardens.

As the biggest city in the Mountain states and a top Colorado destination, Denver is a busy travel hub. Even though the Denver airport is on the city’s outskirts, it is still easily accessible. If you are traveling to Denver by bus or train, you’ll be conveniently dropped off at Union Station in the heart of downtown Denver from where you can easily get anywhere in the city.

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 Denver?

Main departure station: Union Station - 1700 Wewatta St (Buses)

Denver’s Union Station first opened in 1881, and houses some of the city’s best shops, bars, and restaurants, making it a popular destination for locals and travelers alike. There is even a seasonal farmers market at the station! But first and foremost, Union Station is the primary transport hub for Denver. The station is served by Amtrak trains, and intercity buses operated by Greyhound, Burlington Trailways, Jefferson Lines and Express Arrow. From Union Station, travelers can also easily access Denver International Airport on the A Line commuter rail.

All bus stations in Denver:

  • Union Station - 1700 Wewatta St (Buses)

  • Denver Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: San Fernando Bus Station

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 9 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • Los Angeles Bus Station

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • West LA - Expo/Sepulveda

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