The driving time from San Francisco, California to Los Angeles, California is:

5 hours, 33 minutes

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Driving time from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA

How long is the drive from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA? The total driving time is 5 hours, 33 minutes.

Your trip begins in San Francisco, California. It ends in Los Angeles, California.

If you're planning a road trip, you might be interested in seeing the total driving distance from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA.

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San Francisco and Los Angeles are important gateways to tourist attractions in California. In 2014, Los Angeles had 44.2 million overnight and day visitors according to Discover Los Angeles.

What could you do when in Los Angeles? Here are 15 things to do for free:

1. Window shop on Rodeo Drive

2. Watch live TV, be part of a studio audience (tickets are free and must be obtained in advance)

3.Walk on the 1.5 mile Sunset Boulevard

4.Drive on Mulholland Drive, one of the world’s famous scenic drives

5.Stargaze at Griffith Observatory

6.Explore Fashion District

7.Visit Olvera Street

8.Check out downtown L.A. Art Walk

9.San Pedro Art Walk

10.Check out Chinatown

11.Discover Little Ethiopia

12.Hike and photograph near the Hollywood sign

13.Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame with over 2,400 terrazzo and brass stars

14.Visit Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

15.Self-guided tour of Walt Disney Concert Hall

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San Francisco, California

City: San Francisco
State: California
Country: United States
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Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

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