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There are 7 ways to get from Big Sur to Los Angeles by taxi, train, bus, night bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Taxi, train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Big Sur to Salinas Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight

$204 - $336

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Del Monte / Conference Center 22
  2. Take the bus from Salinas, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...

$40 - $114

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Bus, night bus  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Del Monte / Conference Center 22
  2. Take the night bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Big Sur to Los Angeles 310 miles

$30 - $45

Bus to Monterey, fly to Los Angeles  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Del Monte Center / Gate 1
  2. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to Los Angeles (LAX) MRY - LAX

$90 - $296

Bus, shuttle to San Jose, fly to Burbank  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Del Monte / Conference Center
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Jose International Airport
  3. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR

$108 - $369

Bus, shuttle to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Del Monte / Conference Center
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR

$118 - $519

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The cheapest way to get from Big Sur to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Big Sur to Los Angeles is to bus and fly which costs $90 - $300 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Big Sur to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Highway 1 / River Inn and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via Tyler / Franklin and Salinas, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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The distance between Big Sur and Los Angeles is 254 miles. The road distance is 310 miles.

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The best way to get from Big Sur to Los Angeles without a car is to taxi and train which takes 10 h 17 min and costs $200 - $340.

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It takes approximately 10 h 17 min to get from Big Sur to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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Big Sur to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, depart from Highway 1 / River Inn station.

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 22 min.

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Big Sur to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Big Sur to Los Angeles is 310 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to drive from Big Sur to Los Angeles.

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Map of how to get from Big Sur to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 254.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 17 min

What companies run services between Big Sur, CA, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Big Sur to Los Angeles via Del Monte / Conference Center, Tyler / Franklin, and Salinas, Ca in around 11 h 6 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Del Monte / Conference Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Highway 1 / River Inn to Del Monte Center / Gate 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Salinas, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Big Sur to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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