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TodayApr 24
from $81
TomorrowApr 25
from $66
FriApr 26
from $75
SatApr 27
from $71
SunApr 28
from $75
MonApr 29
from $61
TueApr 30
from $58
WedMay 1
from $58

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  • This trip is recommended because it is the: Cheapest
    Departure time: April 24 at
    Departure city: Los Angeles
    Departure location: Los Angeles Union Station
    Arrival time: April 25 at
    Destination city: San Francisco
    Destination location: Salesforce Transit Center
    Operated by: Greyhound Lines, Inc.Greyhound Lines, Inc.
    Vehicle: BusDuration:
    $81
  • This trip is recommended because it is the: 2nd Cheapest
    Departure time: April 24 at
    Departure city: Los Angeles
    Departure location: Union Station
    Arrival time: April 25 at
    Destination city: San Francisco
    Destination location: 409 Townsend St, SF
    Operated by: FlixBusFlixBus
    Vehicle: BusDuration:
    $83
  • This trip is recommended because it is the: Fastest
    Departure time: April 24 at
    Departure city: Los Angeles
    Departure location: UCLA
    Arrival time: April 25 at
    Destination city: San Francisco
    Destination location: 409 Townsend St, SF
    Operated by: FlixBusFlixBus
    Vehicle: BusDuration:
    $83
  • Departure time: April 24 at
    Departure city: Los Angeles
    Departure location: Los Angeles Union Station
    Arrival time: April 25 at
    Destination city: San Francisco
    Destination location: 409 Townsend St, SF
    Operated by: FlixBusFlixBus
    Vehicle: BusDuration:
    $88
  • Departure time: April 24 at
    Departure city: Los Angeles
    Departure location: Los Angeles Union Station
    Arrival time: April 25 at
    Destination city: San Francisco
    Destination location: 409 Townsend St, SF
    Operated by
    Greyhound Lines, Inc. + FlixBus
    Vehicle: BusDuration:
    $209
Bus Los Angeles to San Francisco: Trip Overview

Bus Los Angeles to San Francisco: Trip Overview

Average Ticket Price$74
Average Bus Trip Duration9h 40m
Number of daily buses60
Earliest bus departure12:20 AM
Distance540 km
Latest bus departure11:55 PM

Los Angeles to San Francisco Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses60
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:20AM - 11:55PM
Minimum Price$57
Average Ticket Price$74
Minimum Trip Duration7h5m
Average Bus Trip Duration9h40m
Distance540 km
Bus companies on this routeGreyhound, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Los Angeles - San Francisco

The average bus ticket price from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $74. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

The average travel time between Los Angeles and San Francisco is around 9h 40m, although the fastest bus will take about 7h 5m.This is the time it takes to travel the 560 km that separates the two cities.

The number of buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 60 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you can travel comfortably and safely with Greyhound, FlixBus.

Buses travelling between Los Angeles and San Francisco leave from Ramirez Street bus stop or UCLA and arrive at Hyde/Beach (Fisherman's Wharf), Powell Station, Union Square Hilton.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
04-22
$58
04-23
$58
Today
$60
04-25
$58
04-26
$58
04-27
$61
04-28
$65
04-29
$66
The cheapest trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco was searched and found on Apr 22, 2024 with a price of $58

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $58 to $155 for a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $58 which is on 2024-04-25.

Usually Amtrak, FlixBus will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Los Angeles to San Francisco, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Los Angeles to San Francisco will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

What's the cheapest way to go from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel timeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel time9h 40mAvg Price$74Daily Departures60
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel time10h 27mAvg Price$84Daily Departures6

The best way to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $74 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $51. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to San Francisco, choose the bus, as it will take you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about 9h 40m —that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Los Angeles by bus?

Bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles

You can also go to San Francisco by train

Train from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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