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New York to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$163.00
Shortest Duration63h 35m
Trips per day15
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How to book cheap bus tickets from New York to Los Angeles

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from New York to Los Angeles is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from New York to Los Angeles were $167.40. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $98.73 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from New York to Los Angeles?

The distance between New York and Los Angeles is approximately 2446.95 miles, or 3936.98 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 69 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 63 hours and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from New York to Los Angeles?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Los Angeles by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from New York to Los Angeles has the most daily schedules

On average there are 15 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from New York to Los Angeles, with an average of 15 trips per day and 288 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from New York to Los Angeles. Of the 15 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from New York to Los Angeles starts at $193.00.

1 carriers offer New York to Los Angeles bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from New York to Los Angeles from $163.00. There are 15 trips per day offered by Greyhound from New York to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $209.88 for a Greyhound ticket to Los Angeles. In New York, Greyhound departs to Los Angeles from Port Authority Bus Station and 2 other stations. In Los Angeles, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Los Angeles takes 69 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Los Angeles in 63 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 16 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $233.68 for a weekend trip to Los Angeles.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
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Avg. Time
2d 21h 41m
Avg. Price
$209.88

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from New York. Most bus trips to Los Angeles will depart from:
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 7-11 - Jd Foods
Bus trips arrive in Los Angeles at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Los Angeles for trips arriving from New York:
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Union Station