Travel Journal: San Francisco to LA by Bus

So after a few days in San Francisco it was time to head to LA to meet up with a camping tour that would leave from there. Cheapest way to get there is my most loathed mode of transport but for $10 I can’t complain!

So my trip was via the Megabus and yep $10 from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Definitely a bargain but not the quickest mode of transport. We left at 8 am on a packed bus which was pretty comfy, had plug sockets and free wifi so I’m on to a winner here… appart from my seat mate. Though harmless she was definitely not the quiet type and I will be in her “#MegabusSelfies” for all time….all 200 of them. Luckily she eventually falls asleep. I  managed to pass a lot of the journey by reading some of my book and looking at the nothingness scenery outside  but eventually we make it to LA 9 hours later.

On arrival it was a lot warmer than chilly San Francisco which was a welcome change. I headed off to my hostel which was quite a walk from the bus station but as a treat (but mainly because it was another bargain price) I had booked a double room rather than a dorm as a bit of comfort before embarking on two weeks of sleeping rough on a camping trip.

I was looking forward to the upcoming fortnight which would take me through California, Arizona and Nevada. The company I had chosen provide transport and camping equipment and you get to explore the places public transport couldn’t get you. With highlights including both the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park as well as some city spots such as Las Vegas  it seemed the best way to experience the American great outdoors and some must see attractions on the way while keeping to a tight budget.