There are 9 ways to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles by bus, plane, train, 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

Marin Airporter to San Francisco, fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the Marin Airporter from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX

$91 - $269

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles Oakland-LA

$33 - $51

7 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Los Angeles  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Los Angeles (LAX) OAK - LAX

$80 - $232

Marin Airporter to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the Marin Airporter from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR

$90 - $478

Fly Oakland to Burbank  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR

$134 - $461

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 23 min

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

$42 - $58

Train  •  14 h 30 min

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

$75 - $208

Night bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6849 / ...

$49 - $119

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from San Rafael to Los Angeles 393.9 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 10 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $80 - $240 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between San Rafael and Los Angeles is 364 miles. The road distance is 393.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Rafael to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from San Rafael Transit Center Platform A and arriving at Los Angeles via 5th St &Stevenson St and San Francisco, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 23 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Delta fly from San Rafael to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from San Rafael to Los Angeles 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 21 min.

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 San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $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
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
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
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
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
Marin Airporter
Website
marinairporter.com
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $21
Schedules at
marinairporter.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
$29 - $45
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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