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from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles

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

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$43skywest airlines
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$62American Airlines
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$41Alaska Airlines
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$52Greyhound
$41Alaska Airlines
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$42American Airlines
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$36Alaska Airlines
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$41Alaska Airlines
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Travel Information from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles

distanceDistance347 miles (559 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $60
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $34 (€28) • 7 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $56 (€47) • 1 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlaska Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak

Travel 347 miles (559 km) by flight, bus or train to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alaska Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

There are 3 ways to travel to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA including taking a flight, bus or train.

How do I get from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles is by taking a bus with an average price of $34 (€28).

This is compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

Taking a bus is about $22 (€19) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $56 (€47) for this journey.

Taking a bus is about $26 (€22) less than taking a train, which costs on average $60 (€50) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

The fastest way to get to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 28 min.

Other travel options to Los Angeles can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h.

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 9 h 25 min.

How far is Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

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

  • 4 buses per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

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

    Who can get me from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

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

    • You can travel between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles by flight with Alaska Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $56 (€47) with Alaska Airlines from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.
    • You can take a bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $34 (€28) with Flixbus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.
    • You can travel by train to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles tickets for $60 (€50) on Omio.

    Is it possible to travel directly to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA?

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

    • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or Greyhound with 4 direct buses per day.

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

    Where else should I travel to after my journey from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles ends?

    Many of our customers who book a trip from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Los Angeles and any of these top destinations today!

    How far in advance should I book tickets between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles online to get the best deals?

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

    • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $56 (€47) one way.
    • A bus ticket costs $34 (€28) one way on average for this route.
    • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $60 (€50) one way.

    But we recommend booking San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles 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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