L.A. Greyhound Station - is it that scary?!

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  1. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    As mentioned in another thread, my girlfriend and I are going to California for a few weeks.

    We are getting the bus from L.A. to San Francisco on a Greyhound. The only thing is we have just discovered that the station is in Skid Row in L.A. Wikipedia has some pretty frightening things to say about Skid Row, as does an article on the LA Times website, so I'm just asking if anyone that knows the area can tell me if the bus station is in a really rough bit. Would it be dangerous going there at 9am-ish and 5pm?

    Thanks in advance for any response.
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Can you board at the next station up-line, or is it an express run??
     
  3. steveza macrumors 68000

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  4. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Or you can fly on a british based airline for £20 per person one way up to San Francisco from Los Angeles .... :eek:


    Linky...
     
  5. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    No it's not scary. And the hours you're talking about being around are fine anyway. I've taken the Greyhound out of there before, too. Honestly, I'd be way more concerned about whether or not your bus seats are anywhere near the toilet on the ride up to S.F. That's not pleasant at all.

    Enjoy your trip.
     
  6. steveza macrumors 68000

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    You are really selling this whole "take the bus thing" :)
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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  8. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    AA and Delta fly from LA to SF for $68. You have your girlfriend with you, don't make her endure the bus... be a gentleman and take the plane.
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Virgin America flies from LAX to SFO for only $39.

    Don't be a tool, take the plane. 12 hours on the bus vs. 1 1/2 hours on the plane? The choice should be obvious.
     
  10. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Good job, even cheaper and I hear the VA planes are nicely fitted out.
     
  11. LouisBlack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's really difficult to find american airline prices from ol' blighty. I've looked at Virgin America and it's definitely worth looking into.

    Thanks again, who needs travel guides when you have macrumors :)
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    What, and miss the scenic Salinas Valley?
     
  13. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Alternatively you could drive slowly up the coast road as has been suggested before ;).
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I've taken a Greyhound to L.A. before but back then there was a station right in the middle of Hollywood, just a block or two away from where the Tonight Show was taped.

    Is it no longer there? Not sure what area skidrow is considered in L.A

    It can be fun taking a bus trip but by the end, it just seems to drag on and yo wish you were there already. I drive now when I go on vacation rather than a bus or plane.
     
  15. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    Can't be much worse then the Sacramento Greyhound station.
     
  16. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Look at taking a Southwest flight into Oakland and take BART (subway) into San Francisco. Its much much faster and very affordable.

    The Greyhound Bus will take ages.
     
  17. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    Bart is the best way to travel in the Bay Area.
     

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