How to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

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from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

You can get from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA on Oct 03 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA1h21 10:06AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA
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08:45AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA1h21 10:06AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA
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08:25PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA1h20 09:45PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA
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06:00PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA1h24 07:24PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA
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07:40PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA1h25 09:05PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA
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Travel Information from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance347 miles (559 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $120
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 9 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $120 (€113) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Alaska Airlines

Travel 347 miles (559 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Alaska Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA.

Travel Tips: Travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

Travel Tips: Travel 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.
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You can travel to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA is by taking a train with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to San Francisco, CA:

Taking a train is about $78 (€74) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $80 (€76) for this trip.

Taking a train is about $118 (€111) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $120 (€113) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h 30 min   of travel time.

The distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA is approximately 347 miles (559 km).

The average frequency per day from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA is:

  • 2 buses a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA:

    • You can travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $80 (€76) with Flixbus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA.
    • You can take a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA with Alaska Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $120 (€113) with Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA with the following travel companies:

    • You can find 2 direct buses per day to take to San Francisco, CA with Flixbus.

    Direct services to San Francisco, CA tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Many of our customers traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA don't make San Francisco, CA their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after San Francisco, CA are Paris, Berlin or Madrid, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from San Francisco, CA to any of these top destinations today!

    Before traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $80 (€76) one way.
    • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $120 (€113) one way.
    • A train ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this journey.

    But we recommend booking Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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