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Uncover California’s extraordinary beauty on an adventure you’ll never forget.

Embark on the road trip of a lifetime through the United States from the laidback and star-packed Los Angeles to the vibrant and multicultural ‘City by the Bay’, San Francisco . Leave the glitz, the glamour, and the incredible food of LA behind and hit the open road on your way to experience the mesmerizing landscapes of some of the best national parks in the world. From deep canyons, golden deserts , and sparkling lakes to alpine forests and granite mountains - the wilderness has it all, and so do our Los Angeles to San Francisco tours and vacations.  

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Lay out on a Los Angeles beach

From the fun-filled pier and golden sand of Santa Monica to the fresh and salty air of Malibu, Los Angeles has plenty of top-rated beaches for you to relax on. Whether you feel like a quick dip in the water to cool off or prefer soaking up as much Californian sun as you possibly can, you can’t come to LA without spreading out a towel, laying on the sand, and listening to the sounds of waves gently lapping against the shore. 

A Santa Barbara beach at sunset

Visit the town of Santa Barbara

You can’t embark on a fun-filled road trip from LA to San Francisco without stopping at one of the many coastal towns along the way and Santa Barbara is one of the best. Featuring the best of both worlds when it comes to outdoor adventure, this charming town boasts world-class wineries, sunbake-worthy beaches, endless Los Padres National Forest trails, and Mediterranean-style architecture you can make stare at all day long. 

Bixby Bridge along California's coastline

Drive along the dramatic coastline of Big Sur

While the entirety of California’s coast is undeniably impressive, the 90-mile stretch that makes up Big Sur is perhaps the most visited part (and it’s not very hard to see why). Situated between the charming towns of Monterey and San Luis Obispo, this dramatically beautiful coastline features a whole heap of mesmerizing stops from cascading waterfalls and hidden hiking trails to golden beaches and secret coves begging to be explored. 

Mountain range in Yosemite National Park

Explore the extraordinary Yosemite National Park

If you’re into dramatic scenery and marveling at breathtaking rock formations, or if you have a healthy appetite for adventure, then visit Yosemite National Park should be at the top of your LA to San Francisco bucket list. Whether you want to hike up stunning mountain ranges, peer out over crystal clear lakes, or stare at ancient (and staggeringly tall) sequoia trees, this beloved national park has a little something for every nature-lover. 

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Walk through the epic Joshua Tree National Park

California isn’t short on epic national parks to explore, and Joshua Tree National Park is no exception. Nestled between the Colorado and Mojave deserts, this iconic landscape is recognized for its extraordinary cacti, uniquely shaped rock formations, and naturally sculptured scenery no camera will ever do justice. From hiking to animal spotting, adventuring through this park is a must. 

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Marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Taking a good look at the Golden Gate Bridge is as about as San Francisco as it gets so it makes sense that at the end of your LA to San Francisco tour, this iconic bridge is where you’d end up. Completed in 1937 after over 4 years of construction, this famous landmark is a sight to behold so whether you’re driving across it, looking out over it, or sailing beneath it, this spot simply can’t be missed. 

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Los angeles to san francisco faqs, do i need a covid-19 vaccine to join a los angeles to san francisco trip.

Everyone traveling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage. 

All travelers are required to produce: 

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
  • If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.

Learn more about Intrepid's COVID-19 proof of vaccination policy

How to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco

There are a number of ways to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco but as we've outlined above, road-trippin' your way from city to city is the best way to see as much as possible. The drive will only take around 6 hours but be mindful of peak traveling times when driving through more populated areas as this could add time to your journey. You can also fly between the two cities with the flight only taking 1 and a half hours. 

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What's the weather like in California?

California enjoys a very Mediterranean climate with hot, relatively dry summers and mild winters making it perfect for lazy beach days and weekends spent hiking through national parks. This kind of weather pattern is mostly true for the majority of areas in California but there are some exceptions such as San Francisco experiencing fog in spring, the Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges experiencing snow, and Palm Springs experiencing extreme heat. 

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What to pack for a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Embarking on a road trip from LA to San Francisco is a fun and exciting process but there are a few things you should pack to make your journey a great one. Make sure to pack appropriate clothing with you for the season you're traveling in and an extra bag so you can separate your dirty clothes from your clean ones. This extra suitcase also doubles as extra room for any must-have purchases you make during your trip. It's also important to have an epic playlist for when those games of Eye-Spy simply aren't cutting it. You should also pack a GPS (and portable chargers) so you always know exactly where you're going. 

Click to read more about what to pack for a LA to San Francisco road trip

How many national parks are in California?

California has a whopping 28 national parks, all located in different regions of the state. Redwood National Park is the largest national park in California and is located on the Northern Coast however, the most popular national park is Yosemite thanks to its stunning natural landscapes, gushing waterfalls, and other geological features. Some of the best national parks in California are below: 

  • Yosemite National Park 
  • Joshua Tree National Park 
  • Death Valley National Park 
  • Sequoia National Park 
  • Point Reyes National Seashore 

Are Los Angeles to San Francisco trips accessible for travelers with disabilities?

Intrepid is committed to making travel widely  accessible , regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. Accessibility depends on whereabouts in California you're traveling to but in general, the state is relatively well equipped to deal with any disabilities in many areas such as mobility, transportation, and communication. However, we’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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According to customer reviews, this company has received negative feedback regarding their poor service and lack of consideration for customers. Some specific complaints include a strong smell on the bus and insufficient time given for passengers to eat during stops. However, there are also positive comments about the professionalism and smooth driving skills of the drivers. It is important to note that these negative aspects have been mentioned multiple times in different reviews, indicating consistency in customer experiences with these issues.

Greyhound Los Angeles San Francisco recent customer reviews

Unfortunately bus left nearly 40 minutes late. Lucky it wasn’t fully booked as my seat cushion was all ripped open with the stuffing missing and seat base was broken and I was able to change to a different seat which was still not very comfortable but at least not ripped and broken, although it too had metal brackets protruding above the seat cushions which stuck into your lower back! Toilet was not very clean and smelt fairly ordinary to say the least and also had no sink to wash your hands once finished - only a hand sanitizer dispenser. Good points - the driver was friendly and sorted out and stopped a constant beeping coming from the toilet (which apparently was an alarm for a broken fuse). Also after leaving Los Angeles considerably late the bus ended in San Francisco on time.

Awful organisation. We got an email on a change on our bus, but it wasn't specified what was the change. We spoke to four different people, got two different tickets and we had to deboard the bus at Glendale and find the other bus by ourselves. The staff was rude throughout. Will not travel with them again.

Smell really bad, and don’t give time to passengers to eat the only time he stops for 20 min was on a 7 11 store definitely not a place to eat

FlixBus

Flixbus is a European bus operator that offers intercity and bus travel in over 38 countries. Known for their easy-to-spot lime green buses and for offering affordable transportation between cities in Europe and the Americas, Flixbus is a good option for those looking for an affordable, reliable bus company. In their buses, you'll find free WiFi, bathrooms, and power outlets. You can also pay extra to choose your seat and get extra legroom, or even buy a snack or drink onboard directly from the driver. You can reschedule your ticket for a small fee, which varies from $1 to $5, depending on how close you are to the departure date.

FlixBus Los Angeles San Francisco recent customer reviews

The bus driver did not park at the right terminal which was confusing and I had to find check and see if it was the right bus. The entire ordeal was at midnight with no other buses in sight We may have left behind a bunch of patrons due to this possible mistake which I tried telling the driver

The service was perfecto in terms of punctuality. It arrived before than expected. The driver was good and professional. The distance between seats was fantastic. On the other hand, the internet justo worked out for a few minutes. The flixbus lot un cesar Chávez does not Even have a chair for passangers to wait properly

No problems. Trip as described plus a half hour break which we weren't expecting. Good and comfortable.

Los Angeles to San Francisco Buses

Taking the bus from LA to San Fran is an experience not to be missed. The journey takes you along one of America's most beautiful highways—the Pacific Coast Highway—and past stunning scenery like rolling hills and towering mountains. You'll also get to explore lively towns and cities, each with its own unique story.

If you're wishing for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life but don't want to break the bank, then look no further – the bus trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco is exactly what you need. With stunning views of the California coast, this budget-friendly journey is perfect for anyone looking to explore America's rich history and culture. So if you're ready for an unforgettable experience, book your ticket today!

Los Angeles ➟ San Francisco

Traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA, covers about 440 miles (700 km). Depending on traffic and stops along the way, the trip can take anywhere from 7 hours 5 minutes to 18 hours 20 minutes hours to complete. Although the drive may be lengthy, you'll be rewarded with gorgeous views of California's coastline as you travel down the Pacific Coast Highway.

The route between Los Angeles and San Francisco is busy all year long, but especially during the summer, when people are going on holidays and using their free time to explore the west coast. This route typically has 44 departures each day, with buses departing Los Angeles at different times.

Find the best bus tickets from LA to San Francisco

A few key things are important to consider when looking for cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

First, compare prices and schedules to find the most convenient departure times (by the way, Busbud can help you with that, as we show you all departure times, prices and bus companies in one place).

You can get a feel for your trip by reading reviews from other travelers. For example, you might want to know if there are any stops along the way or what kind of amenities are available.

Ticket prices are usually lower when you book in advance. So if you can, try to plan your journey ahead of time and buy your bus ticket early to get the best deal.

Finally, you can use  Busbud's loyalty program  to save money on your travels. Here's all you need to know about it.

By keeping all these things in mind, you're one step closer to booking an enjoyable and hassle-free trip from LA to San Francisco by bus.

San Francisco, California

📷 San Francisco

How to choose the best bus company for this trip

You can travel this bus route with four bus companies: Greyhound, Ourbus, Amtrak buses and Flixbus. The advantages of each company differ, so choosing one depends on what you want from your journey. It's good to know, though, that all four usually offer free WiFi (where there is a network available), bathrooms, reclining seats and power outlets.

Ourbus  Ourbus is a premium bus company that offers amenities like extra legroom, free bottles of water and onboard WiFi. Although their prices can be slightly higher, many travelers prefer the extra benefits and convenience that Ourbus provides. The buses on this route are in high demand and aren't available every day, so to make sure you get a seat, book your tickets as soon as possible.

Greyhound  buses are a great choice if you're looking for an affordable option that doesn't skimp on frequency. Travelers often enjoy taking them since they don't have to plan as much in advance and don't mind making additional stops along the way. Their coaches are comfortable and make for a nice trip.

Amtrak Thruway buses are a great option for this route, as they offer plenty of space and legroom. However, it's important to know that not all buses are the same. The number of travelers affects the vehicle size, with smaller buses or vans for fewer passengers. So if you're looking to take the train as part of your trip, Amtrak is a great option. Their schedule is coordinated with trains, so it's easy to transfer between the two modes of transportation. Overall, travelers think that buses are both comfortable and worth the price.

Flixbus is another good way to travel from LA to SF. With comfortable and reliable buses, they offer flexible booking options and competitive prices. For an additional fee, you can get an assigned seat on the bus so you don't have to worry about not getting your preferred spot. And if you get thirsty during the ride, no need to worry - they sell drinks onboard!

Finally, your ideal bus company will depend on personal travel needs and preferences, so compare different companies before making a decision. Either way, you're sure to have a pleasant and comfortable ride from LA to San Francisco by bus.​

Where to get the bus in LA

Los Angeles also has quite a few bus stops and stations spread out across town. The main bus stations in Los Angeles are the Greyhound Station, located at 1716 E 7th Street in Downtown LA.

There are bus stations in North Hollywood, USC, and more, so remember to check the schedule carefully before booking your tickets.

Where you'll arrive in San Francisco

Buses arrive in San Francisco at many locations in the city, including the San Francisco Salesforce Transit Center, at 425 Mission Street, which is modern, clean, centrally located and easy to reach by public transportation.

There are also buses that depart from curbside stops in other parts of town, such as downtown and near the Ferry Building.

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Where are the popular bus stations and stops in los angeles and san francisco.

Stations map

530 Ramirez St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

571-581 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

613 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA

4425 E. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90023, USA

1716 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA

800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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700 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

25 Cyril Magnin St , San Francisco, CA 94102-2812

255 Mason St,, San Francisco, CA 94102-2114

200 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94105

444 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Frequently asked questions for your trip Los Angeles - San Francisco

How much does a bus ticket from los angeles to san francisco cost.

The average bus ticket price from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $58. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

How long is the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The average travel time between Los Angeles and San Francisco is around 9h 40m, although the fastest bus will take about 7h 5m. This is the time it takes to travel the 348 miles that separates the two cities.

How many daily bus connections are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?

The number of buses from Los Angeles to San Francisco can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 44 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.

Which bus companies travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

When taking the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you can travel comfortably and safely with Greyhound, FlixBus.

What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Buses traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco leave from Ramirez Street bus stop or UCLA and arrive at Hyde/Beach (Fisherman's Wharf), Powell Station, Union Square Hilton.

What are the best sights and things to do in San Francisco?

Once in San Francisco, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Legion of Honor, Alcatraz, Walt Disney Family Museum, City Segway Tours of San Francisco, Chinatown.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $41 to $118 for a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $45 which is on 2024-03-29.

Usually Amtrak, FlixBus will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco

If you're looking to take in all that California has to offer, consider traveling by bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco. As you make your way north, you'll get unparalleled views of the state's mountains, forests, and deserts, seeing some of the best sights in North America.

The bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles is ideal for anyone looking to save money or travel more sustainably, as buses emit less carbon than cars, and they're also cheaper. Plus, most buses have amenities like WiFi and power outlets, so you can stay connected while on the road.

Pacific coast highway, in California

📷 Pacific Coast Highway, in California

Tips to make the best of your time on the bus

To sleep soundly on your trip, choose a window seat in the back of the bus so you have more space to stretch out. This will also allow you to rest against the window for added comfort.

If you want to be close to your luggage, sit near the front of the bus. This will allow easy access to your belongings and make retrieval much simpler.

An aisle seat is more convenient if you frequently need to use the restroom or desire extra legroom. On the other hand, be aware that this location typically means more disturbances as people pass by your row.

A neck pillow and earplugs are key if you want to get some sleep on your journey - that way, you can block out the noise from other passengers or the road.

Since you'll be sitting on the bus for a while, it's important to dress in comfortable clothing that won't inhibit your movement.

Make sure to bring a good book or download books, movies, or podcasts to your phone or tablet so you can enjoy them during the trip.

Use a journal or sketchbook to document your journey as you travel, which will help you later reflect and contemplate on the experience.

If you're looking for a cheap, eco-friendly way to travel or simply want to take in the stunning scenery along the route, consider taking the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco. By following these tips, you can make sure your trip is both enjoyable and memorable.

Explore the sights in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a bustling city famed for its stunning shorelines, famous residents, and effervescent arts community. If you find yourself in LA, be sure to amble down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, do some power shopping on Rodeo Drive, take in the sweeping views from Griffith Observatory, and visit Universal Studios (if you're into that sort of thing), or people-watch at world-famous Venice Beach.

At the heart of Los Angeles is the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, home to the hand and footprints of over 2,600 film and TV celebrities. A visit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an essential part of any trip to Los Angeles.

If you're looking to experience the best of what Los Angeles has to offer, then a visit to Rodeo Drive is a must. This stretch of upscale boutiques and shops is known as the heart of LA's high fashion scene, and it attracts visitors from all over the world who are looking to get a taste of Hollywood glamour.

Other popular attractions in Los Angeles include Griffith Observatory. Set on top of Mt. Hollywood with sweeping views of the Los Angeles basin, the Observatory is a must-visit for space enthusiasts and anyone looking to learn more about our universe.

At Universal Studios, you can take exciting rides and attractions through some of your favorite films and TV shows. And Venice Beach is one of LA's most famous neighborhoods for its bustling boardwalk, beautiful canals, and vibrant beach community.

Los Angeles

📷 Los Angeles

See the best of San Francisco

San Francisco is renowned for its picturesque views, unique landmarks, and cultural diversity. If you're ever in the area, be sure to explore the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, or Chinatown!

No visit to San Francisco is complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge! This massive, beautiful suspension bridge stretches 1.7 miles across the picturesque Golden Gate Strait. Strolling or biking across the bridge is a great way to take in stunning views of both San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.

Alcatraz Island is a short ferry ride from San Francisco, a popular tourist destination for history fanatics and those wishing to learn more about the island's iconic past. Alcatraz Island is open for tours all year and makes for an unforgettable experience.

If you're looking for a waterfront view, head to Fisherman's Wharf. For incredible murals, visit Coit Tower. Or, if you want an authentic Chinatown experience complete with brightly-colored shops and delicious food, look no further than the real thing in San Francisco!

So why wait? Book your trip to San Francisco today and start exploring all the exciting sights this amazing city has to offer!​

San Francisco, California

ㅤ📷 San Francisco

What's the cheapest way to go from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The best way to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $58 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $37. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to San Francisco, choose the bus, as it will take you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about 9h 40m - that's the fastest way to get there!

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You can also go to san francisco by train, top traveled bus routes.

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3-Day Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park and San Francisco City Tour

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Explore Solvang, Golden Pacific Coastline, Apple Park, University of California, Berkeley, Silicon Valley, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf - Pier 39, Alcatraz Island, Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, Chinatown, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Tunnel View Point, and California Central Valley on our exciting bus tour starting from Los Angeles with special discounts and hotel reservations.

Day 1 Los Angeles – Solvang – PCH 1 – Apple Park

Solvang Village is located in the territory of Santa Barbara County in central California, USA. It is a simple, pocket town with typical Nordic scenery. The town houses picturesque Danish buildings, Danish windmills, Danish food, wines and Danish handicrafts.

Apple Park is the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc., located at 1 Apple Park Way in Cupertino, California, United States. Its circular design and extreme scale have earned a media nickname of 'the spaceship’. Located on a suburban site totaling 175 acres, it houses more than 12,000 employees in one central four-storied circular building of approximately 2,800,000 square feet. Steve Jobs wanted the whole campus to look less like an office park and more like a nature refuge. Eighty percent of the site consists of green space planted with drought-resistant trees and plants indigenous to the Cupertino area, and the center courtyard of the main building features an artificial pond.

Apple Park Visitor Center is a two-story 20,135 sq. ft. structure with four main areas: an Apple Store featuring Apple-branded merchandise (T-shirts, hats, tote bags, post cards) not sold at regular Apple stores, a 2,386 sq. ft.  café, an exhibition space which currently showcases a 3D model of Apple Park with augmented reality, and a roof terrace overlooking the campus. It opened to the public on Nov. 17, 2017.The estimated cost of the center is $80M.The property at 10600 N. Tantau is across the road from the campus proper and abuts a Santa Clara residential neighborhood.

Hotel:  Sonesta ES Suites SFO Airport or Similar. 

Remarks: Those who will join the tour in San Francisco may take the hotel shuttle from the SFO airport to the hotel any time, but the hotel check in time must be after 3:00p.m.

Attractions

Apple Park Visitor Center, CA

Apple Park Visitor Center is a retail store marketing their smartphones, iPad, and many more. This center is a renowned tourist attraction in California and it’s known to attract a number of tourists every year. This place is an architectural wonder and offers visitors to learn and shop simultaneously. The park features exhibition, store, café, roof terrace to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Los Angeles, CA

Refers to the city located in the south of California, well known for its television and film industry. The area of the city is 1,302 km² with a population of 3.884 million according to the census of 2013.

Silicon Valley, CA

The Silicon Valley is in California. The word silicon is used because many silicon chip innovators and manufacturers are present there and is also a hub of many high-tech corporations and start up firms.

Solvang, CA

Solvang is a city of California located in Santa Ynez Valley. It was founded in 1911. There is also a copy of the statue “Little Mermaid” in the city. Tourism in the city began after the visit of Prince Frederick of Denmark in 1939.

Day 2 SF City Tour- Berkeley University- Pier 39

You can join our Extensive City Tour. This in-depth tour of the city will bring travelers to other famous sightseeing points in SF, such as: Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Chinatown in San Francisco. After city tour, SF self-dismiss travelers may leave the tour at Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39. We will stop by the famous Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39, you will have a chance to taste the local delicious seafood and take a boat ride (Optional) around the beautiful SF Bay area and enjoy the scenic views of the SF City Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the special pier with hundreds of joyful sea lions. 

The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system and is ranked as one of the world's most prestigious universities and the top public university in the United States. For 2017–18, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Berkeley 5th in the world and 1st among public universities. Berkeley is also ranked 18th internationally among research universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 6th in the 2017 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. It is additionally ranked 4th internationally (1st among public universities) by U.S. News & World

San Francisco: this California’s culture capital is located at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, therefore three sides surrounded by water. Furthermore, the peninsula was consisted of 43 hills, so the city’s streets and buildings are in concordance with those natural slopes. The most distinguished feature of San Francisco is its perfect weather, as well as its culture tolerance. 

Alcatraz Island, CA

Alcatraz Island provides visitors with plenty of history and beauty. It once housed America’s most dangerous criminals and is the site of the first US built fort on the West Coast and the first lighthouse.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, CA

Saint Mary's Cathedral is the chief church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese situated in San Francisco. As the mother church of Catholics in California, it is known for its religious power and impact.

Fishermans Wharf, CA

A tourist destination that starts from Van Ness Avenue to Kearny Street in San Francisco is known as Fisherman’s Wharf. It is one of the attractive tour locations in California.

Golden Gate Bridge, CA

A suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait is known as Golden Gate Bridge. It connects the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco Bay.

San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA

San Francisco Bay is in the U.S. state of California, surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area dominated by the large cities San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

San Francisco City Hall, CA

San Francisco City Hall, United States is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco, California. It is well known for its architecture and the life at night.

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, United States founded in 1979 in north California is the cultural, commercial and financial centre of the city and the only consolidated city in California.

Day 3 Yosemite NP – California Central Valley – Los Angeles

In the morning, the group will tour the Yosemite national park which is famous for its colossal granite rocks, spectacular waterfalls, and glacier formed U-Shaped valley. You will have a chance to see the Yosemite waterfall, the El Capitan and Tunnel View Point. After the lunch, the group will drive through the richest California Central Valley before heading back to Los Angeles.

Yosemite waterfall: the second highest waterfall in North America, comprises three sections, all combined together with an amazing drop of 720 meters.

El Capitan: It is the largest integral granite rock in the world, and the ultimate challenge for those rock climbers.

Tunnel View Point: The best spot to appreciate the Glacier formed U-shaped Yosemite Valley. Standing at the rim, you may see the Half Dome, which is the icon of California and the well-known sporting goods brand name “North Face”, Bridal Veil Falls, three sentinel rocks and so on.

El-Capitan, CA

A vertical rock formation located on the northern side of Yosemite Valley and National Park is called El Captain. It is linked with the mountain range of Sierra Nevada.

Tunnel View, CA

Tunnel View is a fabulous place with lush scenes, situated on State Route 41 in Yosemite National park. The beautiful and scenic view of this marvelous valley from the view point have been watched and certified by tourists since it was initialized in 1933.

Yosemite Falls, CA

In Yosemite National Park, there is a highest waterfall known as Yosemite Falls. It has a height of 739 meters and 1.647 meters of elevation.

Yosemite National Park, CA

The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California are linked with the range of Mountains towards Yosemite National Park. The Tunnel View, Ancient sequoias and giant mountains are the reason that grabs tourists towards this place.

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Note:  Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.

Attraction Prices

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  • 800 N Alameda St, (In front of Main Entrance) Union Station, Los Angeles, CA 90012 at 06:45 AM
  • 123 S, Lincoln Ave, (Lincoln Plaza Hotel) Monterey Park, CA 91755 at 07:15 AM
  • Mandarin Plaza 1015, S Nogales St, (99 Ranch Market) Rowland Heights, CA 91748 at 7:00 AM
  • 400 S Baldwin Ave, (In front of Cheesecake Factory) Arcadia Mall, Arcadia, CA 91007 at 07:00 AM
  • 7709 Telegraph Rd, (Quality Inn Montebello) Montebello, CA 90640 at 08:00 AM
  • 13111 Sycamore Dr, (Doubletree Norwalk ) CS 90650, Norwalk (Hotel Guest Only) at 07:30 AM
  • 1500 S Raymond Ave, (Crowne Plaza Hotel) Fullerton, CA 92831 (Hotel Guest Only) at 06:45 AM
  •  7272 E, Gage Ave Best Western Plus Commerce, CA 90040 (Hotel Guests Only) at 07:45 AM
  • 7828 Orangethorpe Ave, (Fairfield Inn Marriott) Buena Park, CA 90621 at 07:00 AM
  • 9125 Recreation Circle, (Motel 6 Hotel Fountain Valley) Fountain Valley, CA 92708 at 06:50 AM
  • 16555 Von Karman Ave, (Walmart Irvine) Irvine, CA 92606 at 6:30 AM
  • 15000 Hawthorne Blvd, (Best Western Plus South Bay Hotel LAX) Lawndale, CA 90260 at 07:00 AM (Pick-up only, no drop-off)
  • Free Airport Pickup from San Francisco International Airport between 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM.
  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.
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⇒  16 days or more prior to departure,10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9-15 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  Within 8 days prior to departure, 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation. There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date and unable to join the tour for any reason including COVID.

 Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations. 

Note:  More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

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We chose this trip for our family vacation, it turned out perfectly. Perfect company, supportive guides, luxurious buses, good food, affordable accommodation and spectacular sceneries made me a very content and loyal GoldenBusTours customer. I was very content with the trip and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to save some cash but still experience quality

An excellent tour in almost all respects! Wonderful and well structured tour with great fellow travelers! I still get goose bumps thinking about it. We were delighted with the variety of sites and locations especially Yosemite. The hotels were all centrally located, so exploring on our own was easy. You just don’t wanna miss this trip. Amazing!

This was a perfect tour to get some change in a life; we visited a big list of places in just 3 days. Our tour guide had good knowledge about all the places and kept us informed. Golden Bus Tours holds good service and the available hotels were amazing. I loved each and every day that I spent traveling with this company. The busses were awesome. I have recommended this trip to many friends.

Overall experience was phenomenal, we visited so many beautiful places which we only craved from the pictures, the facility, bus, hotels, everything was up to mark. GoldenBusTours is providing absolutely remarkable services for travel enthusiast at pocket-friendly price.

Right near my house is the tour operator’s office and so I have been a part of big and small tours, suitable to my convenience. Today also, I am doing the same. Booked this tour as I wanted to go and see Yosemite. I have heard about it and now am satisfying my wishes.

I was a little scared of travelling but my family insisted me so I gathered my courage and decided to take this tour, it was perfect, everything was handled perfectly we stayed in a good hotel and the tour was very detailed. Awesome sights to behold and an experience of a lifetime! Overall, it's worth it, in fact much better than I expected. Hats off to GoldenBus Tours for arranging such a tour! Would go with this company again.

To visit Yosemite National Park was always my dream, until I saw the reasonable bus tour on bestbustours.com, the bus tour was of three days. On our first day I was surprised to see Los Angeles that enticing. Reached Yosemite National Park and explored the gorgeous park full of waterfalls, landscaped and greenery. On our last day, the bus took us to San Francisco city where we had fun its finest location.

Who knew you could see so much beauty in just 2 days that you couldn’t grasp on. It was a magical experience for me. All the facilities were amazing, and booking with Golden bus tours kept everything organized. I enjoyed every bit of this tour. Thanks GBT! I would surely recommend GoldenBusTours to everyone I know. Great Tour Great Company!

Hi. I’m from New Zealand, we came all the way from our hometown to experience this bus journey from Los Angeles. I think it was the best decision to join the bus tour since we didn’t know much about the places in the American California state. The management treated us quite well, and the hotels were good. Mentioning the Yosemite Forest Park and the day at San Francisco which was the best part of this tour that we found. Furthermore, we will experience some other journey in the USA very soon. Love from New Zealand.

It was a short tour but it pretty much covered everything there was to see. This experience made up for all the lost family time. Although bus travel meant we had a lot of time to kill but the guide and the bus driver were both very entertaining. The best thing that I liked about the tour was that we got enough time to see each place on our own. I would recommend this amazing trip to everyone.

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How long is the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

It takes 7h 40m to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco by bus. Depending on the bus you select, the travel time may vary by up to 0h 10m. FlixBus has the quickest available bus to your destination.

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The straight-line distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco is 345.0 mi. The actual distance by bus will change based on the roads and any traffic, closures, roadwork or tolls that may impact the driver’s route. Most buses from Los Angeles going to San Francisco will get there in around 7h 40m - but this can get longer during peak traffic times.

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  • Private Tour, Your Party Only
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Epic road trip from LA to San Francisco in luxury SUV

A visit to California wouldn’t be complete without a private tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The drive along the PCH is magnificent and showcases much of what California has to offer. State Route 1, or Shoreline Highway, is a highway of 450 miles along the Pacific Coast. This is a well-known and beloved journey along the Pacific Ocean.

Our California coast trip is the easiest and most convenient way to explore all the Golden State has to offer. Guests will experience what it’s like to be a local in Southern California.

This tour will visit some of the most famous landmarks between Los Angeles and San Francisco. We will drive through the tranquil Big Sur region. In addition, the atmosphere will contrast as we visit exciting places such as Santa Barbara, Monterey, Silicon Valley, and Stanford University.

San Francisco bridge

Your guide will provide many opportunities for pictures. Popular attractions, such as Pebble Beach and the Bixby Bridge, can be captured during the 17 Mile Drive tour. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

Going on the LA to San Francisco Tour will allow you to gain a distinctive insight into the culture of California. This is similar to the concept of taking a break while traveling.

A road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco with Classic Experiences is a classic American experience. We understand planning a tour can be tricky. Planning a cross-country road trip can be an arduous task.

We have partnered with TripAdvisor and Booking to simplify the trip planning process. This guarantees that your stay in California will be pleasant and fulfilling from start to finish.

Santa Barbara

Highlights of the Tour

A trip to san francisco from los angeles can be broken into two or three days, day 1 highlights.

  • Point Sand Dune is a popular natural landmark located in the Silver Lake State Park in Michigan, USA. This towering sand dune offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding areas. As a result, Point Sand Dune is a favorite spot for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and photographers.
  • If you’re planning a visit to Point Sand Dune, it’s important to come prepared with the right gear. Comfortable hiking shoes are a must, as the sand can be difficult to navigate. Additionally, be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the stunning views.
  • Santa Barbara is a coastal city in California known for its beautiful beaches, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. The Mediterranean climate makes it an attractive destination. Temperatures are warm and skies are sunny year-round. This makes it a popular spot for both tourists and locals.
  • Santa Ynez Valley Vineyards
  • Solvang is known for its Danish-style architecture, with many buildings designed in the traditional half-timbered style with thatched roofs. Solvang is home to a replica of Copenhagen’s Round Tower. The city is also a popular filming destination for movies and TV shows. For example, “Sideways” and “The Bachelor” were both filmed in and around Solvang.
  • Pismo Beach
  • Santa Louis Obispo
  • Morro Bay – is another great stop on our tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Morro Rock: This famous landmark is a massive volcanic plug that rises 576 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Morro Rock is also a protected bird sanctuary and a popular spot for wildlife watching.
  • Big Sur is known for its rugged coastline, towering cliffs, and pristine beaches. The area is home to multiple state parks, such as Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Andrew Molera State Park. These parks provide recreational opportunities, like hiking trails and camping. Other outdoor activities are also available.

Day 2 highlights

  • Carmel By the Sea
  • 17-mile road

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Silicon valley, san francisco, take a private tour from los angeles to san francisco and enjoy the best attractions.

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Los Angeles in the morning. You will embark on a journey along the peaceful and inspiring Highway 1. This journey will take you from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. You will fall in love with the amazing view of the vineyards along the hillsides in Santa Barbara.

The breathtaking journey along the magnificent Big Sur coastline is an unforgettable experience. You will be privileged to visit one of the world’s largest elephant seal colonies located in San Simeon. Your day will end with an evening stroll completed with dinner in Carmel by the Sea.

Santa Barbara

The city of state Santa Barbara is also known as the American Riviera. The mission-style buildings with red tile roofs and postcard-perfect beaches are what makes Santa Barbara iconic.

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is an often overlooked place to visit for a vacation. This city has earned the title of one of the “Happiest City in America.” Here we will find beautiful artwork and sandy shores. The bustling farmer’s market and lush greenery make San Luis Obispo a nature lover’s paradise.

Venturing through California requires an adventure. The Pacific Coast Highway is the perfect route, connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco. Taking this trip will give you a full experience of the state. This route provides a stunning view of the sights and beauty of the Golden State.

People often call Big Sur a “mini-Yosemite” in considering its natural splendors. The Big Sur provides a refreshing retreat from daily stress. The Pacific Coast lies to the west, and the Santa Lucia mountain range rises to the east. Moreover, it is an idyllic destination for both families and thrill-seekers.

Big Sur is home to some iconic landmarks. One of them is Bixby Bridge, the tallest single-span concrete bridge in the world. McWay Falls, a breathtaking waterfall dropping into the ocean, is another famous landmark.

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Private tours of Los Angeles and Southern California in luxury SUVs and classic convertible Cadillacs.

What is the starting point and destination of the journey?

We either pick you up at your hotel in Los Angeles or San Francisco.

What kind of vehicle do you use for the tour?

2022 and 2023 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban or GMC.

Is it a private or group tour or a drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

This is an exclusive private excursion.

How many people can be fit in a luxury SUV tour?

Six passengers can fit there comfortably.

Are there any stops along the way to San Francisco from Los Angeles?

We will be making stops in the cities of Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey.

Are you able to assist with finding accommodations and giving advice on places to stay?

During the first day of your trip, you will be picked up in the morning at your hotel, and we will head straight for the serene and majestic Highway 1 as we escort you from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. You will fall in love with the amazing view of the vineyards along the hillsides in Santa Barbara. The scenic drive through the Big Sur is something you will never forget. You will be privileged to visit one of the world’s largest elephant seal colonies located in San Simeon. Your day will end with an evening stroll completed with dinner in Carmel by the Sea.

San Luis Obispo is a much-underrated tourist destination. This city has earned the title of the “Happiest City in America.” This is no surprise considering the artwork and sandy shores of the area. The bustling farmer’s market and lush greenery make San Luis Obispo a nature lover’s paradise.

The Big Sur is often referred to as “mini-Yosemite” in considering its natural splendors. With the rugged central California Pacific coastline to the west and the dramatic Santa Lucia mountain range to the east, the Big Sur offers families and adventurers a rejuvenating escape from the hectic pace of everyday life.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea

This small beachfront city is dotted with European-style cottages, art galleries, and specialty boutiques, and serves as the perfect starting point to explore greater Monterey County. The city is littered with courtyards and secret passageways that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale. In Carmel-by-the-Sea, there are no mailboxes, addresses, or parking meters. It does, however, offer boutique shopping along with a burgeoning art and wine scene.

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Stanford University is one of the top research universities in the world. The university, founded by Jane and Leland Stanford, is renowned for its entrepreneurial character. Moreover, the university has made significant contributions to diverse fields of study including social and engineering sciences. Stanford is situated in California’s Bay Area, one of the most intellectually saturated and culturally nuanced areas in the world.

Silicon Valley is the global center of technological innovation. The term Silicon Valley was first used in 1971 as silicon was pervasive in the manufacturing of the computer chip. This manufacturing was critical to the Santa Clara economy. The Valley is comprised of small cities that radiate out from Stanford University in Palo Alto. The engineering prowess of Silicon Valley has produced some of the most successful entrepreneurs in terms of technology such as Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. An HP facility once stood where Campus 2 is situated. The valley is innovative, powerful, and super competitive.

San Francisco is compact, forward-thinking, and family-friendly. Though the gold seekers are long gone, the “City by the Bay’ remains golden, from its iconic bridge to its sparkling personality. The Golden Gate Bridge is the most recognizable feature of the city’s skyline. Vintage cable cars have rolled along the roads since the late 19th century and continue to do so today. Haight Ashbury features winsome Victorian terraces or ‘painted ladies’  that sit shoulder-to-shoulder in a competition to turn heads. Pride rainbow flags fly high in the Castro District as it is synonymous with the city’s heart of the LGBT community. Venture downtown to America’s oldest Chinatown, where neon signs, written in Chinese, overhang every street corner. North Beach, otherwise known as Little Italy, is a charming experience not to be missed. Nearby lies Fisherman’s Wharf, one of the most popular and historic waterfront neighborhoods.

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With our California Coast Tour, we’ll take you to see the sights, sample the world-class cuisine, and experience life like a native San Franciscan.

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We assure you that you will receive our hands-on personal attention. In order to create the perfect experience for your Los Angeles to San Francisco road trip, each guide has personally been to every destination, eaten at every recommended restaurant, stayed at every hotel, and collaborated with locals.

In three relaxing days, your LA to San Francisco California Coast Tour vacation package highlights the most miraculous attractions California’s West Coast has to offer. This includes Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Carmel, Monterey, San Francisco, and more.

The most important thing to remember when taking a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco is to take your time to experience all the area has to offer. Starting and ending your trip with a flexible schedule and a laidback mindset will assist you in not only enjoying the destination but the journey as well.

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At Classic Experiences, we can design your perfect Los Angeles to San Francisco three-day trip. Our itineraries are flexible because we know that our customers have different traveling needs. What is exciting to one person might not be to the next. We want to work with you to create your ideal vacation. Call us today by hitting the button below. Tell us what activities you want to participate in and what sights you want to see on your California vacation, and we will make it happen for you.

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California Road Trip: Los Angeles to San Francisco and Must-Visit Stops Along the Way

This article was written and produced in partnership with Allianz Global Assistance. All opinions expressed within are my own.

One of the best things about California is that the opportunities for epic road trips are endless. There’s something for everyone in California, from the surf and sand to the desert, the mountains and everything in between. RELATED: Weekend Getaways For Couples in California

A road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco can take you on a scenic drive with plenty of great stops along the way, like Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Big Sur and Monterey. Ready to hit the road? Let’s go!

LOS ANGELES

Things to Do in Los Angeles

No trip to Los Angeles is complete without exploring some of Hollywood’s iconic spots like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and of course, the Hollywood Sign. If you’re a movie buff, you’ll also want to do some fun studio tours, like those offered at Warner Bros, Paramount and Universal Studios (the studio tour is included with park admission to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park.)

Of course, Los Angeles has no shortage of options for outdoor activities, from hiking in Griffith Park and rollerblading in Venice Beach to surfing or playing beach volleyball in any of the many beaches along the coastline (Manhattan Beach, pictured above, is our favorite!) RELATED: Manhattan Beach: The Perfect LAX Layover

Looking for cultural experiences? Visit the Getty Center Museum, the Griffith Observatory and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Take in a show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Hollywood Bowl. If you’ve got kids, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a must-visit. RELATED: 15 Things to Know Before Going to the Hollywood Bowl

Where to Stay in Los Angeles

From downtown city hotels to beach hotels and celebrity hangouts, where you stay all depends on what you want to do while in the City of Angels. The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles is in a great location if you’re interested in catching a game or a show since it’s in the heart of the city’s sports and entertainment district. Looking for a luxurious beach stay? Shutters on the Beach is one of LA’s most popular options ... and for good reason. From its gorgeous rooms to its great location in Santa Monica, you’ll enjoy a luxury but laidback stay. The Beverly Hills Hotel is the place to stay if you’re in the mood for stargazing ... and we’re not talking about the stars in the sky! RELATED: 6 Los Angeles Hotels For Every Kind of Traveler

SANTA BARBARA

Things to do in Santa Barbara

The first stop on this road trip itinerary up the California coast is Santa Barbara and you may want to schedule a handful of days here to enjoy all that it has to offer. Known as ‘the American Riviera’, Santa Barbara is situated on the central coast of California, about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

The city is home to a number of popular tourist destinations, including Stearns Wharf, a historic pier that offers shopping, dining, and entertainment; the Santa Barbara Zoo, which is home to more than 500 animals from around the world and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, which features a collection of over 27,000 works of art from a variety of cultures and time periods. The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is a must-visit, with or without kids. But if you do have kids, the Prehistoric Forest (pictured above) will thrill adults and children alike.

In addition to its cultural attractions, Santa Barbara is also known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, surfing, and whale watching. The city is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, including the Santa Ynez Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south.

While you’re there, you’ll want to visit the Santa Barbara Mission, a beautiful Spanish-style church and museum. A stroll along the Stearns Wharf, a historic pier with restaurants and shops, is a great way to spend the day and if you’re looking for a great place to eat, try Olio e Limone, an upscale Italian restaurant with delicious fresh fare.

Where to Stay in Santa Barbara

Not surprisingly, Santa Barbara is home to a slew of wonderful hotel options, from the upscale Ritz-Carlton Bacara and the Belmond El Encanto , a dreamy stay in the lush hills overlooking the Pacific. More budget-friendly stays like the Leta Santa Barbara Goleta may be easier on the wallet but is still big on style and great, family-friendly amenities. The Hideaway is a gorgeous, meticulously designed boutique property just three blocks from the beach. RELATED: 10 Reasons to Stay at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Things to Do in San Luis Obispo

Midway between Los Angeles and San Franciso and just 95 miles (about an hour and a half drive) from Santa Barbara, is San Luis Obispo, also known as SLO. Known for its beautiful natural scenery, mild climate, and historic downtown area, SLO makes a great road trip stop as you head up the coast.

One of the most popular things to do in San Luis Obispo is to explore the city's historic downtown. The downtown area is home to several historic buildings, including the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, which was founded by Spanish missionaries in 1772. The downtown area also features a wide range of shops, restaurants, and galleries.

While you’re there, you’ll also want to hike the Bishop Peak Trail for stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The 1,546-foot summit of the 20-million-year-old rock is a 3.5-mile round trip from the trailhead at Highland Drive. If you keep up a good walking pace, it should take you about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete.

In nearby San Simeon, Hearst Castle, a historic mansion built by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in the early 20th century, is another popular attraction. The castle is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and features lavish gardens, a museum, and tours of the castle's interior.

Where to Stay in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo offers a variety of accommodation options, from budget-friendly motels to luxurious hotels. SLO Brew Lofts are spacious and luxurious lofts, located above the SLO Brew restaurant and brewery in downtown San Luis Obispo. Each loft features a full kitchen, a living area, and a private balcony. The Granada Hotel & Bistro is a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo and offers stylish and modern rooms, as well as an on-site restaurant and bar. If you like more quirky stays, The Madonna Inn is a unique hotel, known for its eclectic rooms, each with its own distinctive theme and decor. RELATED: Weekend Getaways For Couples in California

Things to Do in Big Sur

Big Sur is a breathtakingly beautiful stretch of coastline between Carmel and San Simeon. It is characterized by its rugged cliffs, sweeping ocean views, and pristine natural landscapes, and is a popular destination for hiking, camping, and outdoor recreation.

Big Sur is home to a number of world-famous hiking trails, including the iconic McWay Falls Trail, which leads to a stunning waterfall that drops directly into the ocean. Other popular hiking trails in Big Sur include the Ewoldsen Trail, the Partington Cove Trail, and the Pfeiffer Falls Trail. Big Sur is also known for its beautiful beaches, which are often secluded and undeveloped. Some of the most popular beaches in Big Sur include Pfeiffer Beach, Garrapata Beach, and Andrew Molera State Park.

And not to be forgotten, the Bixby Bridge is a famous landmark in Big Sur and one of the most photographed bridges in California. It spans a deep canyon and offers stunning views of the coastline. RELATED: The 10 Most Instagrammable Tourist Attractions in California

Where to Stay in Big Sur

Post Ranch Inn is a world-renowned resort and frequently appears on lists of best hotels in California, and even the world. And for good reason. This secluded luxury property with a focus on sustainability is situated on one of the most enviable locations, atop a 1,200-foot ocean bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Between the views, the service and the luxurious accommodations, this adults-only hotel is a dream stay. Don’t miss dining at Sierra Mar, the hotel’s restaurant with panoramic ocean views and farm-to-table cuisine. Other Big Sur hotels include Ventana Big Sur (also adults only), Glen Oaks Big Sur and the historic Big Sur River Inn .

Things to Do in Monterey

The coastal city of Monterey is full of things to do from visiting its historical landmarks and cultural attractions to taking in the area’s scenic beauty. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the top-rated aquariums in the world, with a vast collection of marine life, interactive exhibits, and daily feedings. Cannery Row: Cannery Row is a historic waterfront district that was once home to a thriving sardine canning industry. Today, it is a popular tourist destination with shops, restaurants, and galleries. If you’re not tired of being in the car, the 17-Mile Drive is a scenic drive that winds through some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in the area, including Pebble Beach, the Lone Cypress, and Spanish Bay.

Outdoor adventures abound in Monterey. For example, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a scenic park that offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and stunning views of the coastline. Monterey’s wine country has over 90 wineries in the area offering wine tastings and tours. The Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of historic buildings and landmarks that tell the story of Monterey's rich history, including the California's first capital building. And the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is an 18-mile trail that offers stunning views of the coastline, and is perfect for biking, jogging, or strolling.

Where to Stay in Monterey

Portola Hotel & Spa is a modern hotel, located in the heart of downtown Monterey, within walking distance of many popular attractions. It features spacious rooms and suites, a spa, and a heated outdoor pool. The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a luxurious hotel located on Cannery Row, overlooking Monterey Bay. It features spacious rooms and suites, a rooftop spa, and award-winning restaurants. The InterContinental The Clement Monterey is another waterfront hotel located in the heart of Cannery Row and offers contemporary rooms and suites, a spa, and a rooftop pool. The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa features spacious rooms and suites, multiple dining options, a golf course, a spa, and indoor and outdoor pools.

SAN FRANCISCO

Things to Do in San Francisco

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park to see the towering redwoods. But if you have time, you’ll want to squeeze in as many of the city’s other great sites as possible. The Ferry Building Marketplace is a historic ferry terminal that has been transformed into a bustling marketplace offering artisanal food and drink, specialty shops, and farmers' markets. The Palace of Fine Arts is a stunning landmark that was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, and offers a picturesque setting for photos and relaxation. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a world-renowned museum that features a collection of modern and contemporary art from around the world. The Exploratorium is an interactive science museum that offers hands-on exhibits and experiments for visitors of all ages and of course, San Francisco's cable cars are a unique form of transportation and a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can ride the cable cars and take in the sights of the city from a unique perspective.

San Francisco also has several distinct and diverse neighborhoods, each with its own unique character. Haight-Ashbury is a neighborhood that was once the epicenter of the 1960s counterculture movement. Visitors can explore the neighborhood's shops, restaurants, and street art, as well as landmarks such as the Haight-Ashbury Flower Power Walking Tour and the Red Victorian Bed & Breakfast. San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and offers a unique cultural experience, with shops, restaurants, and historical landmarks. The Mission is a diverse neighborhood known for its street art, Latin American cuisine, and vibrant nightlife.

Where to Stay in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to many hotels to suit every kind of traveler. One of my family's favorite places to stay is Cavallo Point in Sausalito. The former army barracks have been converted into luxury historic homes and travelers will certainly appreciate the stunning surroundings and views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Luxury hotels include the Ritz-Carlton , the Fairmont and the St. Regis . If you prefer a historic hotel, consider the Omni San Francisco , located in the city’s financial district. If boutique hotels are more your vibe, check out the Clift Royal Sonesta , Hotel Vitale and Hotel Drisco .

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The distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles by bus is 388 miles. FlixBus can make the trip in 7 hours 5 minutes.

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Looking for cheap tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles? FlixBus has you covered. The distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles is 388 miles , which takes a minimum of 7 hours 5 minutes . FlixBus has a large nationwide network, so you can travel onwards with us once you reach Los Angeles. Tickets for this connection cost $53.99 on average, but you can book a trip for as little as $29.99 .The lowest price for this connection is $29.99 , but prices might be higher during high season and when the bus gets full. So how to find the best ticket prices? Be sure to book in advance on our website or via our FlixBus App . When booking through the App, your ticket will be stored directly, making bus travel even more green and convenient!

Traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles

With 5 rides per day , it's easy to fit a trip to Los Angeles into your schedule. The first bus is at 6:00 am and the last bus leaves at 11:30 pm , giving you options to suit every schedule. So whether you need to arrive in Los Angeles first thing in the morning or last thing at night, there should be a time to suit you with 5 buses per day. The bus takes a minimum of 7 hours 5 minutes and you can expect 3 stops on your journey.

Traveling with FlixBus isn't just quick, it's cheap too . If you book in advance online or using the app, you can expect to pay as little as $29.99 for a ticket between San Francisco and Los Angeles, , but prices might go up in high season or if buses are full, getting to an average of $53.99 . That's a great saving compared to traveling by train, car or plane! What's more, bus travel is a more sustainable mode of transport . We're working towards making our entire FlixBus fleet 100% carbon neutral, and every customer can offset their carbon footprint by making a donation when they purchase their ticket.

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San Francisco is well-connected on the FlixBus network with 44 connections departing every day from 4 stations, making it very easy to travel across the country.

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With 8 bus station(s) , San Francisco is well-connected. Traveling with FlixBus around the country is very cheap and easy, as to get to Los Angeles you can pick one of the 81 routes arriving daily.

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Once you've booked your bus tickets through the FlixBus App using one of our secure payment methods, you just need to bring your phone to use as your ticket - and your luggage, of course. Don't worry about packing light as you can bring one piece of carry-on luggage and one piece of hold luggage for your journey. Want to be guaranteed the best seat in the house? You can choose yours when you book your ticket. Opt for a classic seat, a table seat, a panorama seat for a great view, or reserve the free seat beside you for extra space. Once you've stowed your luggage away and settled in, sit back and enjoy the journey with the onboard services on your FlixBus bus including free Wi-Fi onboard, FLIXtainment - out entertainment portal, toilets and plug socket.Whether you need to fire off some emails during your trip, or you want to relax and enjoy the ride, we've got you covered.

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The bus trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles is about 388 miles long. The quickest trip with Greyhound takes 7 hours 5 minutes and you can expect a minimum of 3 stops.

The San Francisco to Los Angeles bus starts from $29.99. Booking in advance, whether on the app or website, is the best way to get the most affordable bus travel. If you book online, you can choose to pay with a debit card or credit card on the Greyhound app or website. If you prefer, you can also pay in person with cash.

You can track the status of your San Francisco to Los Angeles bus using Greyhound's bus tracker . With this tool, you can see the real-time location of your bus and get updates on its departure and arrival times.

When traveling on the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles with Greyhound, you can bring one carry-on bag with you (maximum 25 lbs, 16x12x7 inches). You can store one bag under the bus for free, and if you have a Flexible fare, the second bag stored under the bus is also free. You can also carry additional or bulky baggage for a supplementary charge. You can reserve extra baggage while booking your ticket on our website or app. Alternatively, you can add bulky items later through the 'Manage My Booking' section. If your departure is from a location with Greyhound personnel, you can book and pay for your extra luggage there. For more information, please refer to our baggage policy page here .

Traveling by bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles with Greyhound is a convenient and environmentally responsible choice, as bus travel reduces traffic and emissions compared to traveling by car.

Onboard services available on Greyhound buses from San Francisco to Los Angeles include free Wi-Fi for all passengers, personal power outlets near every seat, reclining leather seats with footrests, extra legroom, overhead storage, and an on-board restroom.

The first Greyhound bus to Los Angeles from San Francisco leaves at 6:00 am.

The last Greyhound bus to Los Angeles from San Francisco leaves at 11:30 pm.

Yes, on this website you can book both Greyhound and FlixBus tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles. You can check both the Greyhound and FlixBus ride schedules once you select your departure city, destination city, and desired trip date.

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