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

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  •  5 h 45 min

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

$30 - $80

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 1429 / ...

$57 - $132

Train, bus via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak  •  6 h 32 min

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

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fresno, CA to Newhall / Santa Clarita, CA
  3. Take the train from Santa Clarita station to L. A. Union Station station

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Merced to Los Angeles 274.8 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Merced to Los Angeles  •  4 h 36 min

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

$72 - $151

Train to Fresno, fly to Los Angeles  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
  2. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Los Angeles (LAX) FAT - LAX

$212 - $768

Bus to Oakland, fly to Burbank  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR

$126 - $476

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

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

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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 bus from Merced, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca takes 5 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Merced to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, Boutique Air flies from Merced to Los Angeles 3 times a day.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Merced Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
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 to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Merced, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to Newhall / Santa Clarita, CA
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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