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Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA by bus

The journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA by bus is 559.75 km and takes 9 hrs 29 mins. There are 29 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:00 am and the last at 11:55 pm. It is possible to travel from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA by bus for as little as $44.30 or as much as $166.13. The best price for this journey is $44.30.

Lowest Price$44.30
Journey Duration9 hrs 29 mins
Connection per Day29
Lowest Price$44.30
Highest Price$166.13
First Departure5:00 am
Last Departure11:55 pm
Distance559.75 km
DepartureLos Angeles, CA
ArrivalSan Francisco, CA
CarriersGreyhound Lines, Inc., FlixBusMore

Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Traveling from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA with Virail

What's the best way to get from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much will I pay for bus tickets from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA?

When you're traveling from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $63.38. You might be able to find prices as low as $44.30, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA. On average, though, you'll pay about $63.38 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long is the journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA by bus?

With a distance of 559.75 km between Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA, it will usually take 9 hrs 29 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 9 hrs 29 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA by bus usually takes 9 hrs 29 mins to cover a distance of 559.75 km. The shortest journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA will take you 0 hrs 20 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in San Francisco, CA quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many times a day do journeys run from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA?

The route from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Los Angeles, CA 29 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 19 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 10 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $49.93 to $97.81 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 49% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

The cheapest Los Angeles, CA - San Francisco, CA bus tickets can be found for as low as $53.84 if you’re lucky, or $64.80 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $73.67.

Find the best day to travel to San Francisco, CA by bus

When travelling to San Francisco, CA by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Ticket types and facilities from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
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Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
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Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
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All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
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On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
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All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
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Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
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Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board FlixBus, Greyhound and Amtrak from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Compare services on board when travelling from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA by bus.
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Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
39.18kg
Bus
41.98kg
Flight
111.95kg
Car
89.56kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA?
A bus ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is $63.38. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $44.30.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is $44.30. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA by bus?
Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is 559.75 km.
How long does the bus between Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA take?
Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is on average 9 hrs 29 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 20 mins.
Which companies operate from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA?
The bus journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Greyhound Lines, Inc., FlixBus, Greyhound, Amtrak and FlixBus Inc..
How many bus connections per day go from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA?
Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA has 29 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA leave?
The earliest bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA departs at 5:00 am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA depart?
The latest bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA departs at 11:55 pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $44.30 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA?
There are on average 19 direct connection(s) from Los Angeles, CA to go to San Francisco, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA is 0 hrs 20 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA by bus?
The bus journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA creates 41.98kg of CO2 emissions.