There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Merced by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Merced, Ca 6834 / ...

$30 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak San Joaquins

$35 - $90

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Newhall station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Merced 274.9 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Merced  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Merced (MCE) LAX - MCE

$72 - $151

Fly to Fresno, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Fresno (FAT) LAX - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca

$199 - $746

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Merced, Ca. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Merced is 259 miles. The road distance is 274.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Merced without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Merced, Ca takes 5 h 45 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Los Angeles to Merced bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Merced is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Merced Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 34 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Merced is 275 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Los Angeles to Merced.

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Boutique Air offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Merced Airport.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Merced.
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  • Distance: 258.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Merced every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, Boutique Air flies from Los Angeles to Merced 3 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Merced
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Newhall station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Book your Los Angeles to Merced bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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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 .

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