The cheapest buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

$78

Average

$88

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA will cost around $ 88 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 78.

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10:45AMLos Angeles8h40 07:25PMSan Francisco, CA
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$781One-way
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11:15AMLos Angeles8h10 07:25PMSan Francisco, CA
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$781One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:20PMLos Angeles10h55 11:15PMSan Francisco, CA
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$1071One-way

Timetable Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

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10:45AMLos Angeles8h40 07:25PMSan Francisco, CA
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11:15AMLos Angeles8h10 07:25PMSan Francisco, CA
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12:20PMLos Angeles10h55 11:15PMSan Francisco, CA
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Nov 27
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$68Flixbus
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Nov 28
$75Amtrak
$78Flixbus
$190skywest airlines
Mon
Nov 29
$76Amtrak
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Tue
Nov 30
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$169United
Wed
Dec 1
$60Amtrak
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$62skywest airlines
Thu
Dec 2
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$63American Airlines
Fri
Dec 3
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
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Dec 4
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$148skywest airlines
Sun
Dec 5
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$116United
Mon
Dec 6
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
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Tue
Dec 7
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$42American Airlines
Wed
Dec 8
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$63skywest airlines
Thu
Dec 9
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$42American Airlines
Fri
Dec 10
$61Amtrak
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Sat
Dec 11
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$67American Airlines
Sun
Dec 12
$59Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$41American Airlines
Mon
Dec 13
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
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Tue
Dec 14
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$41American Airlines
Wed
Dec 15
$59Amtrak
$34Flixbus
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Dec 16
$59Amtrak
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$41Alaska Airlines
Fri
Dec 17
$60Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$58Alaska Airlines

The fastest buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

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Fastest Journey

8 h 10 m

Average

9 h 15 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

559 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Los Angeles for San Francisco, CA every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 559 km distance in an average of 9 h 15 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:15AMLos Angeles8h10 07:25PMSan Francisco, CA
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$781One-way
2nd Fastest
10:45AMLos Angeles8h40 07:25PMSan Francisco, CA
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$781One-way
12:20PMLos Angeles10h55 11:15PMSan Francisco, CA
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$1071One-way

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Bus Information between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance347 miles (559 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$56 (€47)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersFlixbus or Amtrak

Buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA cover the 347 miles (559 km) long route taking on average 7 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or Amtrak. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $56 (€47), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $34 (€28).

Bus companies

FlixBus and Amtrak Los Angeles – San Francisco, CA

For as little as $34 (€28) you can travel by bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA with FlixBus and Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    When purchasing your FlixBus bus tickets between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

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    Buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA
    Take the bus to San Francisco, CA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA.
    FAQs
    How much are cheap buses to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles?
    Bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $34 (€28)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA?
    If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA bus to cost on average $56 (€47)  one way.
    How many miles is it from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA by bus?
    The Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA bus distance is approximately 347 miles (559 km).
    How long is the bus ride between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA?
    On average the Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA bus time is 7 h 15 min  covering the 347 miles (559 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which bus companies can get me from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA?
    When taking a bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA, you can count on Flixbus or Amtrak for the best way to get you to San Francisco, CA. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Can I find a direct bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA?
    Yes, there are 2 direct buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA per day with Flixbus or Greyhound  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
    How many bus services per day are there from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA?
    The average number of buses departing Los Angeles for San Francisco, CA is 2 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When can I take the first bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA? When can I take the last bus for the day?
    The first Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA bus departs at 7: 20 AM   and the last bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA leaves at 11: 10 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA for the best deals?
    You can find buses between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA to cost on average $56 (€47) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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