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Los Angeles (LAX)
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9h 15m
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8h 45m
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San Francisco to Los Angeles bus information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and bus companies that offer buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Round-trip from

$85

One-way from

$41

Avg travel time

7h 46m

Popular bus line

Greyhound
Bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles found within the last 3 days start at $85 round-trip
The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $41. This price was found within the last 3 days.
The average bus ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles is 7h 46m
Greyhound services this route

Book round-trip bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Greyhound
Jan 13
6:00 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
11h 00m
5:00 pmLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Jan 16
6:00 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
8h 45m
2:45 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
Greyhound
Aug 23
5:30 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
8h 45m
2:15 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Aug 24
10:50 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
8h 55m
7:45 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
Greyhound
Aug 9
5:30 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
8h 45m
2:15 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Aug 10
7:30 pmLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
8h 45m
4:15 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
Greyhound
Aug 2
5:30 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
8h 45m
2:15 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Aug 9
7:30 pmLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
8h 45m
4:15 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
Greyhound
Aug 23
5:30 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
8h 45m
2:15 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Aug 30
1:55 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
10h 20m
12:15 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
Greyhound
Aug 10
5:30 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
8h 45m
2:15 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Aug 15
7:00 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
8h 45m
3:45 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St

Book one-way bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find bus tickets by date.
Greyhound
Jan 5
8:00 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
9h 15m
5:15 pmLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Greyhound
Oct 19
5:30 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
8h 45m
2:15 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Greyhound
Oct 19
4:30 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
9h 15m
1:45 pmLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

FAQs for booking bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Greyhound is the provider of all buses to Los Angeles from San Francisco. Some of the amenities that passengers will find in these buses include free Wi-Fi, power outlets near every seat, leather seats that recline, extra legroom compared to other buses, and no middle seats, meaning everyone rides near a window or next to an aisle. In addition to that, there is also plenty of storage overhead for your baggage and there are restrooms on board the bus.

While there are many different ways that you can travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the most common route for buses aboard Greyhound is to head across the bridge from San Francisco to Oakland. From there, your trip continues south through the cities of Fremont, San Jose, and Gilroy. During this time, you'll have great views of San Francisco Bay through the right side of the bus. As you continue your way south, you'll be driving through the San Joaquin Valley on Interstate 5 and marveling at all the amazing agriculture you will find here. Finally, as you get to the end of San Joaquin Valley, you will travel over the famous Grapevine on your San Francisco to Los Angeles bus, heading right past the Castaic Lake State Recreation Area before dropping into the San Joaquin Valley, and eventually ending up in the center of Los Angeles.

One of the best features of traveling on buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles aboard Greyhound is that the bus company offers a very generous luggage allowance. All travelers are permitted to bring one carry-on bag aboard the bus with them. After that, they can always store at least one bag under the bus free of charge and they can also put a second or third bag under the bus. Depending on the bus ticket from San Francisco to Los Angeles purchased, the second bag may or may not travel for free while the third bag will always incur a fee. You can also bring oversized items such as bicycles, golf bags, or strollers and store them under the bus, although these will incur an additional fee as well.

It should come as no surprise that since these are two very large metropolitan cities in the state of California, there are quite a few options for buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Daily, you will find roughly four choices for buses to Los Angeles from San Francisco that make this trip. The first of these buses will depart San Francisco at around 8:45 a.m. while the second and third buses will both depart at around 11:00 a.m. This is due to the very high demand that you will find during this time of the day for buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The final bus of the day is an overnight bus that departs San Francisco at around 9:30 p.m.

All of the buses to Los Angeles from San Francisco will both depart and arrive at the same stations. These are both Greyhound bus stations that are located in the heart of both San Francisco and Los Angeles. The bus station in San Francisco is on Mission St. right in the center of San Francisco while the bus station in Los Angeles is the Los Angeles bus terminal, located on E. 7th St. in the center of Los Angeles.

The most time-efficient journey by bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles currently available is 7h 35m. Travel time can vary by 0h 11m, so prioritize nonstop options for the quickest arrival. Look into Greyhound, they have one of the quickest options available.

There is a bus traveling between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Greyhound is currently our only available option. The cheapest option is offered by Greyhound, with prices starting at $85 round-trip.

The straight-line distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles is 345.0 mi. The actual distance by bus will change based on the roads and any traffic, closures, roadwork or tolls that may impact the driver’s route. Most buses from San Francisco going to Los Angeles will get there in around 7h 35m - but this can get longer during peak traffic times.


Greyhound buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Our best Greyhound deals on San Francisco to Los Angeles bus tickets
Greyhound
Jan 13
6:00 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
11h 00m
5:00 pmLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Jan 16
6:00 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
8h 45m
2:45 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
Greyhound
Aug 23
5:30 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
8h 45m
2:15 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Aug 24
10:50 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
8h 55m
7:45 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
Greyhound
Aug 9
5:30 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
8h 45m
2:15 amLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
Aug 10
7:30 pmLos Angeles Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
8h 45m
4:15 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St

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