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Finding the right bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco or from San Francisco to Los Angeles just got that much easier. Just use our bus search engine to find the ideal option: If you're pressed for time, pick the fastest bus, which will get you from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 7 hr 20 min. If you want to save money, go for the most affordable option, which will only cost you $5.00. The San Francisco - Los Angeles bus route is operated by Greyhound US, megabus US, GotoBus and Busbud. Just click the "Find Now" button to see all available buses and pick the best option!
  Bus Los Angeles - San Francisco    347 mi
Ø Bus connections8 x
Savings-74%

The cheapest bus routes from Los Angeles to San Francisco

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      11:10 PM
      7:00 AM
    5 Sep
    +1
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      11:59 PM
      7:30 AM
    7 Oct
    +1
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      11:59 PM
      7:30 AM
    12 Sep
    +1
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      11:59 PM
      7:30 AM
    21 Oct
    +1
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      11:59 PM
      7:30 AM
    25 Sep
    +1
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      11:59 PM
      7:30 AM
    31 Oct
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      6:00 AM
      1:20 PM
    14 Sep
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      9:40 AM
      6:15 PM
    8 May
    Greyhound US
    from $13.22
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      9:40 AM
      6:15 PM
    11 Apr
    Greyhound US
    from $13.22
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      9:40 AM
      6:15 PM
    23 Aug
    GotoBus
    from $15.77
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      9:40 AM
      6:15 PM
    29 Aug
    GotoBus
    from $15.77
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      6:00 AM
      6:20 PM
    22 Aug
    GotoBus
    from $15.77
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      8:00 AM
      4:00 PM
    30 Aug
    Busbud
    from $16.20
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      8:00 AM
      4:00 PM
    6 Sep
    Busbud
    from $16.20


  Carpooling Los Angeles - San Francisco    347 mi
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The cheapest carpooling offers from Los Angeles to San Francisco

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      6:00 AM
      12:20 PM
    1 Sep
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $11.00
  • Los Angeles
    San Francisco
      9:00 PM
      3:20 AM
    3 Oct
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $19.00


  Bus San Francisco - Los Angeles    347 mi
Ø Bus connections8 x
Savings-74%

The cheapest bus routes from San Francisco to Los Angeles

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      11:35 PM
      7:00 AM
    5 Sep
    +1
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      11:35 PM
      7:00 AM
    27 Sep
    +1
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      12:15 AM
      8:00 AM
    12 Nov
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      12:00 PM
      6:45 PM
    9 Sep
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      11:00 AM
      6:50 PM
    12 Sep
    megabus US
    from $4.26
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      12:00 PM
      6:55 PM
    16 Sep
    megabus US
    from $8.53
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      7:00 AM
      2:05 PM
    30 Aug
    megabus US
    from $8.53
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      3:00 PM
      10:50 PM
    2 Sep
    Busbud
    from $12.79
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      5:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    6 Sep
    Greyhound US
    from $13.22
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      9:30 AM
      5:25 PM
    15 Nov
    Greyhound US
    from $15.77
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      7:00 AM
      4:20 PM
    23 Aug
    GotoBus
    from $15.77
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      9:30 AM
      5:25 PM
    30 Aug
    GotoBus
    from $15.77
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      5:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    22 Aug
    GotoBus
    from $15.77
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      7:40 AM
      3:50 PM
    13 Sep
    Busbud
    from $16.20


  Carpooling San Francisco - Los Angeles    347 mi
   Savings

The cheapest train connections from San Francisco to Los Angeles

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      8:00 AM
      2:00 PM
    21 Aug
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $18.00
  • San Francisco
    Los Angeles
      6:00 PM
      11:20 PM
    20 Sep
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $19.00


Current ticket prices

You'd consider yourself a low-budget tourist? Then you should definitely take a bus. Ticket prices for the route Los Angeles - San Francisco are currently starting from $5.00. The most expensive ticket will set you back $30.00. To get more bang for your buck, you should make sure to compare fares because they are likely to vary. Sometimes, you can save a few bucks simply by taking an earlier bus. What's also good to look at before booking a trip are travel times: opt for megabus US to reach your destination in only 7 hr 20 min. With other companies you might have to spend more hours on the highway.

Bus stops in Los Angeles and San Francisco

  Stations
E 7Th St 1716, 90021 Los Angeles (USA)
Magnolia Blvd 11239, 91601 Los Angeles (USA)
  Stations
San Francisco Bicycle Rte 36 399, 94107 San Francisco (USA)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only cheap but it's also environmentally friendly thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as comfortable as flying or taking the train. In recent years, carriers have stepped up their game when it comes to on-board amenities by offering everything from power plugs, USB plugs, to free WiFi. When taking a look at the search results shown on our page, you can immediately see all features offered by all carriers. For instance, free WiFi can be found on board most buses operated by Greyhound US. That way you'll be able to google your destination while on the road.

A generous baggage policy also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's carriers. Your trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles can become a lot easier if you do your research before you embark on your journey. Most carriers offering bus trips from Los Angeles to San Francisco, allow you to take a regular-size baggage in addition to carry-on baggage. Additional luggage or oversized luggage can usually be booked for an extra fee.

Take a look at the exact location of the bus stops in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current discounts for your Los Angeles – San Francisco bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Los Angeles and San Francisco: Useful Info

Los Angeles
3.79 Million
San Francisco
0.81 Million
Taxi
$4.68
$5.21
Los Angeles
San Francisco
A cab ride in Los Angeles is 11% cheaper than in San Francisco.
Local buses
$1.75
$2.25
Los Angeles
San Francisco
A bus fare in Los Angeles is 23% cheaper than in San Francisco.
Beer
$5.00
$6.00
Los Angeles
San Francisco
A large beer in Los Angeles is 17% cheaper than in San Francisco.
Water
$1.64
$2.44
Los Angeles
San Francisco
A bottle of water in Los Angeles is 33% cheaper than in San Francisco.
Meal
$11.27
$15.92
Los Angeles
San Francisco
A meal in Los Angeles is 30% cheaper than in San Francisco.