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

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Fly Oakland to Los Angeles  •  3h 51m

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

$74 - $224

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Bus Boltbus  •  10h 52m

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

$34 - $52

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Fly Oakland to Burbank  •  4h 22m

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

$134 - $461

Train to Santa Rosa, fly to Los Angeles  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Los Angeles (LAX) STS - LAX

$86 - $302

Line 101 bus to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from San Rafael Transit Center to Hyde St & Grove St
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR

$81 - $473

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$45 - $117

Train, bus  •  11h 3m

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

Train  •  14h 31m

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

$77 - $211

Drive  •  6h 30m

  1. Drive from San Rafael to Los Angeles 393.9 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 10h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $70 - $230 and takes 3h 51m.

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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 and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via San Francisco, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 23m.

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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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The best way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 10h 23m and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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San Rafael to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 3h 51m and costs $70 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 10h 23m, you could also train, which costs $75 - $220 and takes 14h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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San Rafael 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 San Rafael to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 363.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Boutique Air fly from San Rafael to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Rafael to Los Angeles every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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 Richmond Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
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
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to Hyde St & Grove St
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
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 San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Boltbus
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

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between San Rafael to Los Angeles is 394 miles. It takes approximately 6h 30m to drive from San Rafael to Los Angeles.

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Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2635+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Rafael to Oakland Airport is to bus which takes 45m and costs $34.

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