There are 11 ways to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles by bus, plane, shuttle, subway, train 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 Burbank  •  4 h 49 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

$91 - $481

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA 6862 / ...

$33 - $106

9 alternative options

Marin Airporter to San Francisco, fly to Long Beach  •  5 h 17 min

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

$74 - $265

Fly Oakland to Burbank  •  4 h 29 min

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

$135 - $464

Fly Oakland to Long Beach  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB

$83 - $308

Marin Airporter, shuttle to San Jose, fly to Burbank  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the Marin Airporter from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to San Jose International Airport
  3. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR

$126 - $376

BART to Concord, fly to Burbank  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Concord
  2. Fly from Concord (CCR) to Burbank (BUR) CCR - BUR

$45 - $263

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, CA to Burbank via Oakland

$42 - $68

Bus Megabus #2  •  10 h 37 min

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

$42 - $59

Train  •  14 h 25 min

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

$75 - $208

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from San Rafael to Los Angeles 393.9 miles

$35 - $60

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

Southwest Airlines and JetSuiteX fly from San Rafael to Los Angeles every 2 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Rafael to Los Angeles every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Avg. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Long Beach
Avg. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Avg. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Concord to Burbank
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Avg. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Concord
Avg. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $21
Schedules at
marinairporter.com
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to San Jose International Airport
Avg. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Avg. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Oakland, CA to Burbank
Avg. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
8 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Rafael to Los Angeles?

The distance between San Rafael and Los Angeles is 582 km. The road distance is 630 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $45 and takes 10 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles?

The quickest way to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $260.

Is there a direct bus between San Rafael and Los Angeles?

No, there is no direct bus from San Rafael to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Lindaro St & 2nd St and arriving at Los Angeles, CA via San Francisco, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles?

It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from San Rafael to Los Angeles, including transfers.