There are 11 ways to get from Los Angeles to San Rafael by plane, bus, tram, 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 Oakland  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK

$83 - $234

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco LA-Oakland

$33 - $49

9 alternative options

Fly Burbank to San Francisco, line 70 bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO
  2. Take the line 70 bus from Spencer Ave Bus Pad to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C

$92 - $481

Fly Burbank to Oakland  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$134 - $461

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Del Amo Station
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK

$85 - $310

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Oakland (OAK) ONT - OAK

$154 - $628

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK

$154 - $679

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA

$41 - $54

Train  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$76 - $201

Night bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6862 / ...

$49 - $115

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to San Rafael 394.2 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to San Rafael is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 9 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to San Rafael is to fly and line 70 bus which takes 4 h 32 min and costs $90 - $490.

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The distance between Los Angeles and San Rafael is 582 km. The road distance is 631 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Los Angeles to San Rafael, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to San Rafael. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at San Rafael Transit Center Platform C via Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 42 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Delta fly from Los Angeles to San Rafael hourly. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Los Angeles to San Rafael 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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
Metro Los Angeles
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Golden Gate Transit
Website
goldengate.org
Bus from Spencer Ave Bus Pad to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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