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best public transport

hi we are flying into san fran and then going onto L.A we dont want to drive and all other forums seem to be about driveing, is there any buses, trains etc that will get us from san fran to L.A we dont want to stop over anywhere the qwickest way the best realy thankyou bex

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1. Re: best public transport

yes the quickest way would be to fly. SFO or OAK to LAX, BUR wil get you in about 55 minutes and 30 seconds after takeoff.

Check www.kayak.com for airfares. Also look at www.southwest.com as those fares do not show up on kayak.

megabus is a bus option but it wil take the whole day. amtrak is the train option again it will take a long time

Airfares if purchased in advance are very reasonable.

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Ya right now Southwest is selling SFO to LAX for $69 one way (1 hour 20 minutes) if you book in advance. That includes all fees too. So $69 is the full price.

Amtrak (train) is $58 from SF to LA but it takes 9 over 9 hours.

Edited: 06 March 2013, 23:13
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Flying is your best option - see the posts above. Even with the need to get to the airport early to go through security, etc. its still the quickest way by several hours.

Depending on where you are going in LA, you may want to fly to an airport other than LAX. For instance, Bob Hope / Burbank Airport (airport code BUR) is closer than LAX is to places like Hollywood, and its a much smaller (much quicker to get in and out of) airport than LAX is. Airfares should be similar.

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Oh ya definitley examine what the best airport is to fly in and out of. Mine was just for comparison purposes to give you an idea of prices and time.

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Your other post mentions wanting a hotel/hostel room in the range of $20-$30.....

You may be better off renting (hiring) a car....I know you said "...we dont want to drive..." but that doesn't really help us without knowing if it's something like cost you're afraid of or driving on the left side of the road.

There's a reason why people always talk about driving....it's one of the most scenic stretches of coastline anywhere in the world! Missing that when you have the opportunity is just poor planning.

Is cost an issue here?

Dr. Z

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Because of distances in CA and the U.S., we treat flying the way some countries treat rail travel.

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