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Journey Information

New York to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$194.00
Shortest duration69h 25m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

New York to Los Angeles Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from New York to Los Angeles?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $194.00 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Los Angeles. Buses from Los Angeles to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $194.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 2 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $29.00 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 69 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 2446 miles (3936 kilometers) from New York, NY to Los Angeles, CA. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from New York to Los Angeles at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

There is usually only one bus per day from New York to Los Angeles. It leaves the station in New York at 3:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from New York to Los Angeles. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $226.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Los Angeles?

There is one bus company that operates from New York to Los Angeles. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound12d 21h 25m$204.67

Book Greyhound from New York to Los Angeles from $194. Typically there is one Greyhound schedule per day from New York to Los Angeles and you can expect on average to pay $205 for a Greyhound ticket to Los Angeles. In New York, Greyhound departs to Los Angeles from GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway, In Los Angeles, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St, An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Los Angeles takes 69 hours and 25 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $210 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Los Angeles.

Price trends for buses from New York to Los Angeles

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