There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles by plane, subway, train, bus, 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX

$77 - $256

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Los Angeles via Oakland / ...

$28 - $100

8 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the BART from Powell St. to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX

$56 - $209

BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the BART from Powell St. to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR

$110 - $438

Fly San Francisco to Burbank  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR

$76 - $465

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR

$71 - $320

BART to Concord, fly to Burbank  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the BART from Powell St. to Concord
  2. Fly from Concord (CCR) to Burbank (BUR) CCR - BUR

$41 - $255

Train  •  13 h 39 min

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

$73 - $204

Night bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica

$85 - $117

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles 383.5 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $28 - $100 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $75 - $260 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles is 349 miles. The road distance is 383.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St and arriving at Los Angeles. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Concord to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. to Concord
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Greyhound USA
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 San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Cabin
Email
help@ridecabin.com
Website
ridecabin.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ridecabin.com
Book at
ridecabin.com

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