Lonely Planet Writer

Overnight bus with bed will take travellers from San Francisco to Los Angeles while they sleep

A new California start-up is hoping that getting a little shut-eye will help make bus travel more tolerable, launching a new non-stop bus that will take travellers from San Francisco to Los Angeles overnight.

SleepBus plans to take travellers from LA to San Francisco while they sleep.
SleepBus plans to take travellers from LA to San Francisco while they sleep. Image by SleepBus Facebook

SleepBus is a new service, which according to the website will see buses leave one city at 11 pm and arrive by 6 am the next day. The buses are equipped with private pods that contain a twin bed, privacy curtain and reading light, as well as Wi-Fi, outlets and free coffee and tea.

The buses start boarding at 10:30 pm in each city and passengers can get out after the 6.5 hour drive, or stay sleeping in their pod until check out time at 7:30 am.

Passengers can pack 3 full size bags for free and a bike or other equipment as the website notes that they “have lots of space”.

The introductory prices will start at $48 one-way and the company is currently in a trial phase, with more dates becoming available in the future. But, according to comments on their Facebook Page, the company may expand to have direct buses to other locations, like San Diego.