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from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles

You can get from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles on 24 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45San Francisco, CA8h50 17:35Los Angeles
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£411One-way
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08:45San Francisco, CA8h50 17:35Los Angeles
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£411One-way
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21:30San Francisco, CA8h45 06:15Los Angeles
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£501One-way
09:00San Francisco, CA9h35 18:35Union Station
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£541One-way
11:00San Francisco, CA9h35 20:35Union Station
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£541One-way

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Fri
24 Sep
£54Amtrak
£25Flixbus
£133United
Sat
25 Sep
£43Amtrak
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Sun
26 Sep
£43Amtrak
£25Flixbus
£30Alaska Airlines
Mon
27 Sep
£43Amtrak
£25Flixbus
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Tue
28 Sep
£43Amtrak
£25Flixbus
£37skywest airlines
Wed
29 Sep
£42Amtrak
£40Greyhound
£37skywest airlines
Thu
30 Sep
£43Amtrak
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£45skywest airlines
Fri
1 Oct
£43Amtrak
£25Flixbus
£30skywest airlines
Sat
2 Oct
£43Amtrak
£25Flixbus
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Sun
3 Oct
£43Amtrak
£25Flixbus
£30Alaska Airlines
Mon
4 Oct
£43Amtrak
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£29Alaska Airlines
Tue
5 Oct
£43Amtrak
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Wed
6 Oct
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£29Alaska Airlines
Thu
7 Oct
£43Amtrak
£25Flixbus
£37Alaska Airlines
Fri
8 Oct
£43Amtrak
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£37Alaska Airlines
Sat
9 Oct
£43Amtrak
£25Flixbus
£30American Airlines
Sun
10 Oct
£43Amtrak
£41Greyhound
£37Alaska Airlines
Mon
11 Oct
£43Amtrak
£41Greyhound
£29Alaska Airlines
Tue
12 Oct
£42Amtrak
£40Greyhound
£41Alaska Airlines
Wed
13 Oct
£42Amtrak
£40Greyhound
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Travel Information between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles

distanceDistance347 miles (559 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £43
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 7 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £29 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlaska Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak

Travel 347 miles (559 km) by flight, coach or train from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alaska Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.

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FAQs
How do I go from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £25 compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

A coach journey is usually £4 less than a journey to Los Angeles by plane, which costs on average £29 for the same trip.

A coach is about £17 less than a train, which costs on average £43 for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

The fastest way to get to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to Los Angeles that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h 5 min.

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 9 h 25 min.

What is the distance from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is approximately 347 miles (559 km) away from San Francisco, CA.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

The average frequency per day from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles is:

  • Around 4 coaches per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in San Francisco, CA and in Los Angeles?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles:

    Who can get me from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles:

    • You can take a flight from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles with Alaska Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for £29 with Alaska Airlines from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.
    • You can take a coach from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £25 with Flixbus from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.
    • You can travel between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £43 with Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles.
    Is there a way to travel directly from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?

    Yes, there are direct services available from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles with the following travel operators:

    • You can travel directly by plane with Alaska Airlines, skywest airlines or United with direct flights per day.
    • You'll find 4 direct coaches per day with Flixbus or Greyhound.
    • You'll find direct trains per day with.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Los Angeles as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles.

    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA?
    Many of our customers travelling from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles don't make Los Angeles their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Madrid or London, either of which you could add to your San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Los Angeles to any of these top destinations today!
    When should I book a ticket between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles online to score the best deals?

    Before travelling from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a plane ticket is £29 one way on average for this route.
    • The price of a coach ticket is on average £25 one way for this journey.
    • The price of a train ticket is £43 one way on average for this journey.

    But we recommend booking San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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