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There are 2 bus companies operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, 9 airlines operating 4 routes. The cheapest bus costs $10 and is 6h 49min. The cheapest train costs $80 and is 7h 52min. The cheapest flight costs $45 and is 1h 19min.

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Bus
San Francisco to Los Angeles
$55
11h 36min
Train
OKJ to LAX
$80
7h 52min
Flight
SFO to LAX
$67
1h 15min
Train
EMY to LAX
$81
7h 57min
Bus
Oakland to Los Angeles
$22
7h 0min
Flight
SFO to BUR
$208
7h 46min
Bus
San Francisco to Burbank
$10
6h 49min
Train
BKY to LAX
$95
9h 49min
Flight
OAK to LAX
$45
1h 19min
Bus
San Francisco to El Monte
$55
11h 49min
Flight
OAK to BUR
$91
1h 10min
Train
RIC to LAX
$94
9h 47min
Drive
San Francisco to Los Angeles
$36
8h 40min

What is the best way to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

There are 4 ways to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles. 4 buses, 4 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The bus operated by Megabus running from San Francisco to Burbank is the cheapest and fastest. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Oakland to Los Angeles is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between San Francisco and Los Angeles?

The bus is cheaper and quicker than the train.There are several bus companies - Greyhound, Megabus - scheduled to run from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Since there are multiple companies, this should increase your chances of finding a cheaper or discount bus ticket. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

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San Francisco airports, bus, and train stations

OKJ Oakland Jack London Square Station
8.2 miles from San Francisco
SFO San Francisco Intl
airport · 11 miles from San Francisco
EMY Emeryville Amtrak
8.3 miles from San Francisco
BKY Berkeley Amtrak
9.1 miles from San Francisco
OAK Metropolitan Oakland Intl
airport · 11.5 miles from San Francisco
RIC Richmond Transit Station
11.7 miles from San Francisco

Los Angeles airports, bus, and train stations

LAX Los Angeles Union Station
0.5 miles from Los Angeles
LAX Los Angeles Intl
airport · 12.1 miles from Los Angeles
BUR Bob Hope
airport · 12.2 miles from Los Angeles