View a map with driving directions using your preferred map provider: Google Maps, Bing Maps, or MapQuest. For a quick answer, you can use DistanceCalc.com to get the distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
The total driving distance from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is 381 miles or 613 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California. It ends in San Francisco, California.
If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.
You can also calculate the cost of driving from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.
If you're meeting a friend, you might be interested in finding the city that is halfway between Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA.
Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA.
There are many routes you can drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The famous California Highway One will take you through scenic roads of the Pacific Ocean to places like Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel. But the fastest and shortest route is through I-5. It takes roughly 6 hours to drive from LA and San Francisco.
On I-5 make a stop at Fresno. Fresno is located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Fresno is known as The Agricultural Capital of the World and is home to many farmers markets. Here you will see agricultural fields and snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevadas.
Fresno has many attractions for visitors of all ages and interests. For example there are family-friendly attractions like Fresno Chaffee Zoo and amusement parks, wine trails for wine lovers, farmers market for foodies, art galleries and museums for art lovers.
No matter which route you take, drive safely especially if you are visiting the wineries that offer wine tasting.
Travelmath helps you find driving distances based on actual directions for your road trip. You can get the distance between cities, airports, states, countries, or zip codes to figure out the best route to travel to your destination. Combine this information with the fuel cost tool to find out how much it will cost you to drive the distance, or compare the results to the straight line distance to determine whether it's better to drive or fly. You can print out pages with a travel map.