There are 11 ways to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island by plane, tram, ferry, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Los Angeles to San Francisco, tram, ferry  •  4 h 36 min

  1. LAX - SFO

$113 - $292

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus, ferry  •  9 h 31 min

  1. LA-Oakland

$62 - $76

9 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to Oakland, BART, tram, ferry  •  4 h 33 min

  1. LAX - OAK

$92 - $244

Fly Burbank to Oakland, BART, tram, ferry  •  4 h 23 min

  1. BUR - OAK

$145 - $473

Fly Burbank to San Francisco, tram, ferry  •  4 h 36 min

  1. BUR - SFO

$111 - $501

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART, ferry  •  5 h 48 min

  1. LGB - OAK

$94 - $320

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to San Francisco, ferry  •  6 h 5 min

  1. LGB - SFO

$95 - $288

Bus Megabus, ferry  •  9 h 52 min

$70 - $81

Train, Caltrain, ferry  •  12 h 58 min

$109 - $223

Night bus, ferry  •  8 h 43 min

  1. 6862 / ...

$74 - $131

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. 384.6 miles

$35 - $55

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 bus to LAX Terminal 3 Upper Level FlyAway Stop, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to San Francisco, take the walk to San Francisco International Airport, take the BART to Embarcadero, 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 bus to LAX Terminal 3 Upper Level FlyAway Stop, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to Oakland, take the walk to Oakland International Airport, take the BART to Coliseum, take the BART to Embarcadero, 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 San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Long Beach to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Long Beach to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Embarcadero
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Metro Los Angeles
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
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
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Alcatraz Island is 564 km. The road distance is 615 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island is to fly and BART and tram and ferry which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $140 - $480.

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Los Angeles to Alcatraz Island, including transfers.