How to travel from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles

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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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To get from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles on Dec 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA1h34 09:14AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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07:40AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA1h34 09:14AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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11:20AMSan Francisco International Airport, CA1h28 12:48PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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10:35PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA1h34 12:09AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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04:10PMSan Francisco International Airport, CA1h33 05:43PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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Travel Information to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance347 miles (559 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$85 - $142
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $85 (€76) • 6 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $127 (€113) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or United

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 347 miles (559 km) from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or United among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.

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

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $85 (€76) compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

Taking a bus is about $42 (€37) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $127 (€113) for this journey.

A bus is $57 (€51) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles costing on average $142 (€127).

The quickest way to travel to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 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 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 8 h 49 min.

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

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

  • 4 buses a day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points 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 go to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $85 (€76) with Flixbus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles on Omio.
    • You can travel to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA by flight with United. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $127 (€113) with United from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.

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

    • You can check for a direct bus to Los Angeles with Flixbus with 4 direct buses per day.

    Direct services to Los Angeles 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 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!

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

    • A bus ticket is costing on average $85 (€76) one way for this trip.
    • A plane ticket is costing on average $127 (€113) one way for this journey.
    • A train ticket costs $142 (€127) one way on average for this journey.

    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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