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

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 to Merced, drive  •  4 h 33 min

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

$76 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  3. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Black Oak Hotel Resort

$68 - $128

4 alternative options

Fly to Sacramento, bus, taxi  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sacramento (SMF) LAX - SMF
  2. Take the bus from J st. & 16th St. to Sutter Hill Transit Center
  3. Take a taxi from Sutter Hill Transit Center to Sonora

$311 - $537

Bus, train, taxi  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Modesto Amtrak
  3. Take a taxi from Modesto Amtrak to Sonora

$179 - $302

Amtrak Thruway, bus, taxi  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Fresno, CA
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Modesto, Ca
  3. Take a taxi from S. Maag Ave. & E. F. St. to Sonora

$113 - $157

Drive  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Sonora 334.4 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Sonora is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Sonora is to fly and drive which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $75 - $160.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Sonora is 478 km. The road distance is 535 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Los Angeles to Sonora, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Sonora via Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, Yosemite Valley Visitors Center, and Black Oak Hotel Resort in around 13 h 37 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
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 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
Bus operators
Amador Transit
Phone
+1 209 267-9395
Email
info@amadortransit.com
Website
amadortransit.com
Bus from J st. & 16th St. to Sutter Hill Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
amadortransit.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
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 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
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Black Oak Hotel Resort
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Other operators
Taxi from Sutter Hill Transit Center to Sonora
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Estimated price
$230 - $290

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