San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cheapest

Bus

Cheapest $10

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 10min

Most Convenient

Bus

Most Convenient

There are 2 bus companies, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, 9 airlines from San Francisco to Los Angeles. 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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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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Bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles from $55

Bus
San Francisco to Los Angeles
$55
11h 36min
San Francisco
11h 36min · Bus
Los Angeles

Train from OKJ Oakland to LAX Los Angeles from $80 with Amtrak

Train
OKJ to LAX
$80
7h 52min
OKJ
7h 52min · Train Coast Starlight
LAX

Flight from SFO San Francisco to LAX Los Angeles from $67 with United, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines, jetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines

Flight
SFO to LAX
$67
1h 15min
  • United flight to LAX
    United
    From $68
  • Alaska Airlines flight to LAX
    Alaska Airlines
    From $67
  • Virgin America flight to LAX
    Virgin America
    From $68
  • jetBlue flight to LAX
    jetBlue
    From $469
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight to LAX
    Hawaiian Airlines
    From $771

Train from EMY Emeryville to LAX Los Angeles from $81 with Amtrak

Train
EMY to LAX
$81
7h 57min
EMY
7h 57min · Train Coast Starlight
LAX

Bus from Oakland to Los Angeles from $22 with Greyhound

Bus
Oakland to Los Angeles
$22
7h 0min
Oakland
7h 0min · Bus
Los Angeles

Flight from SFO San Francisco to BUR Burbank from $208 with Alaska Airlines, Multiple Airlines, jetBlue

Flight
SFO to BUR
$208
7h 46min
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BUR
    Alaska Airlines
    From $208
  • jetBlue flight to BUR
    jetBlue
    From $535

Bus from San Francisco to Burbank from $10 with Megabus

Bus
San Francisco to Burbank
$10
6h 49min
San Francisco
6h 49min · Bus
Burbank
Train
BKY to LAX
$95
9h 49min
BKY
1h 30min · Train Capitol Corridor
SAC
8h 18min · Train Coast Starlight
LAX
Flight
OAK to LAX
$45
1h 19min
  • Spirit Airlines flight to LAX
    Spirit Airlines
    From $45
  • Boutique Air flight to LAX
    Boutique Air
    From $67
  • Southwest Airlines flight to LAX
    Southwest Airlines
    From $90
  • Alaska Airlines flight to LAX
    Alaska Airlines
    From $190
  • jetBlue flight to LAX
    jetBlue
    From $555
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight to LAX
    Hawaiian Airlines
    From $765
Bus
San Francisco to El Monte
$55
11h 49min
San Francisco
11h 49min · Bus
El Monte
Flight
OAK to BUR
$91
1h 10min
  • Southwest Airlines flight to BUR
    Southwest Airlines
    From $90
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BUR
    Alaska Airlines
    From $224
  • jetBlue flight to BUR
    jetBlue
    From $672
Train
RIC to LAX
$94
9h 47min
RIC
1h 28min · Train Capitol Corridor
SAC
8h 18min · Train Coast Starlight
LAX
Drive
San Francisco to Los Angeles
$36
8h 40min
San Francisco
8h 40min · Drive
Los Angeles