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

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  •  5 h 45 min

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

$30 - $75

5 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Bakersfield, CA 5702 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak San Joaquins

$35 - $90

Bus, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca 6834 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak San Joaquins

$54 - $132

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Merced 274.9 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Merced  •  4 h 10 min

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

$75 - $153

Fly to Fresno, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Fresno (FAT) LAX - FAT
  2. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

$217 - $771

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Merced hourly. 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Los Angeles to Merced?

The distance between Los Angeles and Merced is 414 km. The road distance is 440 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Merced?

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Merced is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Los Angeles to Merced?

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Merced is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs $70 - $160.

Is there a direct bus between Los Angeles and Merced?

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

How long does it take to get from Los Angeles to Merced?

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