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

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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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$35 - $85

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Bus, train  •  8 h 8 min

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

$43 - $104

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Modesto 314 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Burbank to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the bus from BART Dublin Station to Downtown Transit Center

$111 - $442

Fly Los Angeles to Oakland, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK
  2. Take the bus from BART Dublin Station to Downtown Transit Center

$56 - $205

Fly Los Angeles to Merced, bus  •  5 h 55 min

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

$80 - $159

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, bus  •  6 h 47 min

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

$91 - $285

Fly Burbank to San Jose, bus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$83 - $355

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station 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

$138 - $462

Tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose, line 181 bus, BART, bus  •  8 h 19 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 San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC
  3. Take the line 181 bus from 1St & Mission to Warm Springs Bart
  4. Take the BART from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Hayward BART Station
  5. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$72 - $302

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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 drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Modesto, Ca. Services depart every four hours, 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 45 min and costs $35 - $85.

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The bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Modesto, Ca takes 6 h 45 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 Burbank Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 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 45 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Modesto every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. ACN Autobuses also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $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
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Modesto Amtrak Station
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 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
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 4 hours
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Modesto
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Merced to Modesto
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Modesto Area Express
Website
modestoareaexpress.com
Bus from BART Dublin Station to Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
modestoareaexpress.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 1St & Mission to Warm Springs Bart
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Burbank Airport to Oakland Airport.

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

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There are 46+ hotels available in Modesto. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Burbank Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $7.

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