There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Modesto by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Fresno, Ca  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca 6834 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Modesto, Ca 6834 / ...

$42 - $98

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$35 - $85

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 10 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 Modesto Amtrak San Joaquins

$43 - $104

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Modesto 314 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Los Angeles to Merced, bus  •  5 h 9 min

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

$82 - $174

Fly Burbank to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$122 - $468

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$92 - $288

Fly Burbank to San Jose, bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$81 - $347

Fly Burbank to Concord, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Concord (CCR) BUR - CCR
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$68 - $389

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC
  3. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$136 - $454

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Modesto is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Modesto is to fly and bus which costs $80 - $180 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Modesto, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Modesto is 294 miles. The road distance is 314 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Modesto without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 42 min and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Los Angeles to Modesto, including transfers.

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

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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 Modesto bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Modesto, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Modesto is 314 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to drive from Los Angeles to Modesto.

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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Modesto via Fresno, Ca in around 6 h 42 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 Modesto Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Merced, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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

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