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There are 8 ways to get from Merced to Los Angeles by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 1429 / ...

$30 - $80

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 32m

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

Bus Tufesa  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Merced to Fresno, CA
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, CA to Downtown Los Angeles

$44 - $69

Train, bus via Newhall station  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Santa Clarita-Newhall Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Merced to Los Angeles 274.8 miles

$26 - $40

Fly from Merced  •  4h 35m

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

$66 - $143

Bus to Fresno, fly  •  5h 21m

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

$193 - $737

Train to Stockton, fly  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak Station to Stockton Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Stockton (SCK) to Los Angeles (LAX) SCK - LAX

$124 - $465

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The cheapest way to get from Merced to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Merced to Los Angeles is to train and fly which costs $120 - $470 and takes 4h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Merced, Ca and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Merced and Los Angeles is 259 miles. The road distance is 274.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Merced to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs $30 - $80.

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The bus from Merced, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca takes 5h 45m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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The best way to get from Merced to Los Angeles is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $65 - $150 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Merced Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Merced to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Merced to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 258.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Merced to Los Angeles every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 5h 45m. ACN Autobuses also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Boutique Air flies from Merced to Los Angeles 3 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Stockton to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Merced Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Merced Amtrak Station to Stockton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Merced, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bus from Merced, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Merced to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Merced to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Santa Clarita-Newhall Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Merced to Fresno, CA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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GotoBus
Bus from Fresno, CA to Downtown Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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GotoBus

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Yes, the driving distance between Merced to Los Angeles is 275 miles. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Merced to Los Angeles.

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

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

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The best way to get from Merced to Merced Airport is to bus which takes 1h 4m and costs $1 - $3.

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