There are 12 ways to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island by plane, subway, tram, ferry, bus, train, night bus 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.

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Fly Los Angeles to Oakland, BART, tram, ferry  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
  3. Take the tram from Market St & Main St to The Embarcadero & Bay St
  4. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$89 - $242

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus, ferry  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
  2. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$67 - $83

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Fly Burbank to Oakland, BART, tram, ferry  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
  3. Take the tram from Market St & Main St to The Embarcadero & Bay St
  4. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$143 - $471

Fly Los Angeles to San Francisco, tram, ferry  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO
  2. Take the tram from Market St & Main St to The Embarcadero & Bay St
  3. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$110 - $290

Fly Burbank to San Francisco, tram, ferry  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO
  2. Take the tram from Market St & Main St to The Embarcadero & Bay St
  3. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$109 - $499

Tram to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, ferry  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  3. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$92 - $318

Fly Burbank to San Jose, BART, tram, ferry  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  2. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
  3. Take the tram from Market St & Main St to The Embarcadero & Bay St
  4. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$144 - $394

Fly Burbank to Concord, BART, ferry  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Concord (CCR) BUR - CCR
  2. Take the BART from Concord BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
  3. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$88 - $388

Bus Greyhound USA, ferry  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6860 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$75 - $133

Train, Caltrain, ferry  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
  3. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$109 - $223

Night bus, ferry  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6862 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$74 - $131

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island 384.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island is to fly and BART and tram and ferry which costs $140 - $480 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Alcatraz Island is 352 miles. The road distance is 384.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 9 h 10 min and costs $70 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island is 385 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to drive from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island.

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Spirit Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Oakland Airport.

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There are 604+ hotels available in Alcatraz Island. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island.
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  • Distance: 352.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Alcatraz Island, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island. However, you can take the train to LAX via FlyAway, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to Oakland, take the walk to Oakland International Airport BART Station, take the BART to Coliseum BART Station, take the BART to Embarcadero BART Station, take the walk to Market St & Main St, take the tram to The Embarcadero & Bay St, take the walk to San Francisco Pier 33, take the ferry to Alcatraz Island, then take the walk to Alcatraz Island. Alternatively, you can take the train to Burbank Airport – South, take the walk to Burbank airport, fly to Oakland, take the walk to Oakland International Airport BART Station, take the BART to Coliseum BART Station, take the BART to Embarcadero BART Station, take the walk to Market St & Main St, take the tram to The Embarcadero & Bay St, take the walk to San Francisco Pier 33, take the ferry to Alcatraz Island, then take the walk to Alcatraz Island.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Burbank to Concord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Burbank to Concord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Concord BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from Market St & Main St to The Embarcadero & Bay St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Ferry operators
Alcatraz Cruises
Website
alcatrazcruises.com
Ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
alcatrazcruises.com

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