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There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles  •  2 h 48 min

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

$71 - $248

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown FlixBus

$14 - $25

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BART to Oakland, fly to Los Angeles  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX

$50 - $201

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX

$76 - $256

Fly Oakland to Long Beach, bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  2. Take the bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal

$65 - $294

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA Northern CA-Southern CA

$80 - $83

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA

$42 - $60

Caltrain, train  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight

$83 - $203

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 388 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to bus which costs $14 - $25 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which costs $70 - $250 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal via Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 9 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 349 miles. The road distance is 388 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 22 min and costs $79 - $83.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX), including transfers.

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San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from San Francisco, CA station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $70 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $79 - $83 and takes 8 h 22 min, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $80 - $210 and takes 14 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Los Angeles, CA station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
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  • Distance: 349.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) once daily. Tickets cost $70 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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 San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
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
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 388 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2330+ hotels available in Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Prices start at $108 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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