There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Sonora by plane, car, bus, train or taxi

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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Fly, drive  •  4 h 33 min

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

$76 - $157

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Bus  •  12 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 Inns of CA Downtown Sonora

$38 - $88

3 alternative options

Bus, train, taxi  •  8 h 12 min

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

$162 - $251

Train, Amtrak Thruway, taxi  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Newhall station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Modesto Amtrak
  4. Take a taxi from Modesto Amtrak to Sonora

Drive  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Sonora 334.4 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Sonora. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Inns of CA Downtown Sonora via Amtrak/Greyhound Station and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 37 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Sonora is 298 miles. The road distance is 334.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Sonora without a car is to bus and train and taxi which takes 8 h 12 min and costs .

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

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Los Angeles to Sonora 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 Sonora bus services, operated by Yosemite Area Regional Transportation, arrive at Inns of CA Downtown Sonora station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Sonora is 334 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to drive from Los Angeles to Sonora.

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Boutique Air offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Merced Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Sonora. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Sonora.
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  • Distance: 298.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 12 h 37 min.

Airlines
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Newhall station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus 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
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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 15 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 Inns of CA Downtown Sonora
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Other operators
Taxi from Modesto Amtrak to Sonora
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Desoto Cab Co
Phone
+1 209-999-9999
Website
desotocab.webs.com
Red Top Taxi
Phone
+1 209-524-4741
Website
redtoptaxicabs.com
Metro Cab Co
Phone
+1 209-888-8888
Website
metrocabmodesto.com

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