There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco by plane, train, bus or car

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 349.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Virgin America and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Avg. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Avg. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Avg. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Avg. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Avg. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Avg. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Avg. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Virgin America
Website
virginamerica.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Avg. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Avg. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
boltbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco?

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and San Francisco is 559 km. The road distance is 622 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco?

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco is to bus which costs $40 and takes 10 h 12 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco is to fly which takes 1 h 57 min and costs $130.

Is there a direct bus between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and San Francisco?

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Union Station(Alameda & Los Angeles) and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 3 min.

How long does it take to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Francisco, including transfers.

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