There are 10 ways to get from Foster City to Los Angeles by bus, subway, plane, train or car

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

Recommended option

Bus, BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Hayward BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX

$57 - $211

Cheapest option

Caltrain, bus Megabus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA

$38 - $56

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Bus, Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX

$78 - $258

Bus, BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Hayward BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR

$111 - $440

Bus, Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR

$77 - $467

Bus, Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  3. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR

$70 - $319

Caltrain, bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$43 - $101

Bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles Oakland-LA

$38 - $63

Caltrain, train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$73 - $191

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to Los Angeles 373.3 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Foster City to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to Los Angeles is to bus and BART and fly which costs $55 - $220 and takes 4 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd and arriving at Los Angeles via Hayward, Ca and San Jose, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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The distance between Foster City and Los Angeles is 333 miles. The road distance is 373.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Los Angeles without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 8 h 39 min and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Foster City to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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Foster City to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Hayward, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Los Angeles is to bus which takes 9 h 54 min and costs $35 - $65. Alternatively, you can Caltrain and train, which costs $70 - $200 and takes 13 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 333 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Foster City, CA, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Foster City to Los Angeles via Hayward BART Station, Hayward, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and San Jose, CA in around 9 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Foster City to Los Angeles via El Camino Real:W Hillsdale Blvd, Hillsdale Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, and San Jose Diridon Station in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
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 Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Hayward BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Edgewater Blvd to W Hillsdale Blvd:Edison St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
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 San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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