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SFO — LAX
abr. 23 — abr. 301
1 adult
mar. 4/23

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Greyhound
With transfers
13h 50m
Greyhound
Greyhound
With transfers
13h 25m
Greyhound
FlixBus
With transfers
13h 25m
FlixBus
Busbud
With transfers
13h 25m
Busbud
Greyhound
With transfers
12h 45m
Greyhound
Greyhound
With transfers
12h 45m
Greyhound

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

$78

One-way from

$30

Avg travel time

7h 37m

Popular bus line

FlixBus
Bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles found within the last 3 days start at $78 round-trip
The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $30. This price was found within the last 3 days.
The average bus ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles is 7h 37m
FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud service this route

San Francisco Bus Station Directory

Location of major bus stations in San Francisco
San Francisco Mission BaySan Francisco, 37.7696, -122.38646
San Francisco Sacramento University/65th StationSan Francisco, 38.552433, -121.42655
San Francisco Sacramento Power InnSan Francisco, 38.54697, -121.40742
San Francisco Sacramento Fruitridge RdSan Francisco, 38.524548, -121.47083
San Francisco Sacramento California Automobile MuseumSan Francisco, 38.570778, -121.51119
San Francisco Powell StationSan Francisco, 37.784294, -122.408424

Los Angeles Bus Station Directory

Location of major bus stations in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Westwood AmtrakLos Angeles, 34.068798, -118.449
Los Angeles JerezanosLos Angeles, 34.01934, -118.17609
Los Angeles University of Southern California (curbside)Los Angeles, 34.021564, -118.279366
Los Angeles Harbor FreewayLos Angeles, 33.928726, -118.2818
Los Angeles University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, 34.02333, -118.28349
Los Angeles Autobuses Coordinados UsaLos Angeles, 34.019333, -118.17608

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.
FlixBus
May 8
6:30 amSan Francisco Soma
13h 25m
7:55 pmLos Angeles Station
May 10
12:40 pmLos Angeles Station
9h 10m
9:50 pmSan Francisco Soma
FlixBus
May 2
10:40 pmSan Francisco Soma
11h 20m
10:00 amSan Bernardino 596 N G St
May 6
9:25 pmSan Bernardino 596 N G St
9h 50m
7:15 amSan Francisco Soma
FlixBus
May 2
11:30 pmSan Francisco Caltrain
10h 30m
10:00 amSan Bernardino 596 N G St
May 6
8:05 amSan Bernardino 596 N G St
13h 20m
9:25 pmSan Francisco Caltrain
FlixBus
May 8
9:30 amSan Francisco Caltrain
12h 15m
9:45 pmLos Angeles Station
May 10
7:30 amLos Angeles Station
8h 10m
3:40 pmSan Francisco Caltrain
FlixBus
May 2
10:00 pmSan Francisco Caltrain
7h 50m
5:50 amLos Angeles Station
May 6
10:45 pmLos Angeles Station
8h 05m
6:50 amSan Francisco Caltrain
FlixBus
May 2
11:30 pmSan Francisco Caltrain
7h 30m
7:00 amLos Angeles Westwood Amtrak
May 6
11:15 pmLos Angeles Westwood Amtrak
7h 35m
6:50 amSan Francisco Caltrain

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
Apr 23
4:00 pmSan Francisco 425 Mission St
13h 50m
1 stop
5:50 amLos Angeles Union Bus
Greyhound
Apr 30
6:30 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
13h 25m
1 stop
7:55 pmLos Angeles Union Bus
FlixBus
Apr 30
6:30 amSan Francisco Soma
13h 25m
7:55 pmLos Angeles Station
Busbud
Apr 30
6:30 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
13h 25m
7:55 pmLos Angeles Union Bus
Greyhound
May 16
6:30 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
12h 45m
1 stop
7:15 pmGlendale
Greyhound
May 16
6:30 amSan Francisco 425 Mission St
12h 45m
1 stop
7:15 pmGlendale

Choose the best way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Buses

7h 05m
$30 one-way$78 round-trip
Nonstop · from $78

Distance to downtown

G7T0.6 mi
UZ25.1 mi

Trains

11h 57m
$54 one-way$108 round-trip
Nonstop · from $108

Distance to downtown

AX94.5 mi

Flights

1h 25m
$19 one-way$38 round-trip
Nonstop · from $381 stop · from $68

Distance to downtown

LAX9.4 mi

FAQs for booking bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles

What amenities are offered on buses traveling 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.

Is the bus ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles scenic?

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.

What luggage can I bring on a bus from San Francisco to 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.

How many buses are there from San Francisco to Los Angeles each day?

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.

What bus stations do you depart from and arrive at when traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

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.

How much does a bus ticket from San Francisco to Los Angeles cost?

See available tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles for this week that start at $30 one-way. This month, the average cost of a bus ticket from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $30 one-way.

How long is the bus ride from San Francisco to 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 02m, so prioritize nonstop options for the quickest arrival. Look into FlixBus, they have one of the quickest options available.

When should I purchase the bus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The cost of booking a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles is around $30 one-way. You can expect the price to be consistent throughout the next 3 months.

Which bus companies operate between San Francisco to Los Angeles?

There are many buses traveling between San Francisco and Los Angeles. FlixBus, Greyhound, and Busbud are some of the available options. The cheapest option is offered by FlixBus, with prices starting at $78 round-trip.

How far is San Francisco to Los Angeles by bus?

A bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles will travel much more than the 345.0 mi distance between them. The actual distance depends on the route taken, which can change based on traffic, tolls and closures. 7h 35m by bus is normal for this route.

What is the carbon footprint of a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Going from San Francisco to Los Angeles by bus will have a carbon footprint of 47lb, approximately. This is 86% less in comparison to flying, which has a footprint of around 341lb for this trip. Taking a train (about 75lb) is also an option for this trip.

Is a bus the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

We’ve found that taking a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles with Frontier is more time-efficient when based simply on travel duration. A train from San Francisco to Los Angeles or a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles can take you longer than a 1h 25m flight.

Is a bus the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way is to get a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, which can be as cheap as $38. A train from San Francisco to Los Angeles is more expensive than a flight, with prices starting at $108. A bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles is also an option, with an average price of $78.


FlixBus buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Our best FlixBus deals on San Francisco to Los Angeles bus tickets
FlixBus
May 8
X286:30 amSan Francisco Soma
13h 25m
UZ27:55 pmLos Angeles Station
May 10
UZ212:40 pmLos Angeles Station
9h 10m
X289:50 pmSan Francisco Soma
FlixBus
May 2
X2810:40 pmSan Francisco Soma
11h 20m
G7T10:00 amSan Bernardino 596 N G St
May 6
G7T9:25 pmSan Bernardino 596 N G St
9h 50m
X287:15 amSan Francisco Soma
FlixBus
May 2
9FP11:30 pmSan Francisco Caltrain
10h 30m
G7T10:00 amSan Bernardino 596 N G St
May 6
G7T8:05 amSan Bernardino 596 N G St
13h 20m
9FP9:25 pmSan Francisco Caltrain

More bus options to Los Angeles

Besides San Francisco there are other cities with transportation to Los Angeles. See below for more options.
Buses to Los Angeles from Palm Springs
Fastest travel time1h 55m
Cheapest price$69
Buses to Los Angeles from San Jose
Fastest travel time6h 35m
Cheapest price$92
Buses to Los Angeles from San Diego
Fastest travel time2h 25m
Cheapest price$415

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