Photos: Sleepbus with beds offers overnight journeys between San Francisco and Los Angeles for $48

A new start-up is offering overnight bus trips between San Francisco and Los Angeles for just $48 dollars one way. Sleepbus launched last month and tickets are already selling out online. The converted charter buses that the company is currently using includes 20 beds, each with their own privacy screen and fresh linens provided by mattress company Casper. Other amenities include in-seat power and free WiFi. There’s a lounge area for restless passengers and a bathroom, since the bus makes no stops on its six-hour journey.

A new start-up is offering overnight bus rides between San Francisco and Los Angeles for a limited-time price of $48 each way

Sleepbus departs each city at 11pm and gets into the destination city between 5-6am, but passengers are allowed to sleep on the bus until ‘check-out’ at 7:30am

The SleepBus also includes a lounge area for restless passengers. The journey takes about six and a half hours
The train leaves Los Angeles from Santa Monica Pier’s north parking lot at 11pm and from San Francisco’s Caltrain station at the same time. Each bus gets into their respective stations at around 5-6am, but passengers are allowed to continue sleeping on the bus until ‘check-out time’ at 7:30am. Passengers can bring three bags each, free of charge, plus a bike if they so choose.
Founders Tom Currier and Jonathan Tyler say the service is currently in its ‘pilot phase’.

Each bunk comes with a privacy screen and fresh linens provided by mattress company Casper

Above, some of the passengers on one of the first Sleepbus journeys. The service launched on April 19 and has been selling out online

The founders want to use double-decker, which will up their capacity to 28 to 32 beds per vehicle. The beds would be located on the top floor of the bus while the lounge area would be on the bottom. After they determine the demand for the service, and work through any logistical issues that may arise, they plan to add more buses to the service. The founders want to use double-decker buses, which will up their capacity to 28 to 32 beds. The beds would be located on the top floor of the bus while the lounge area would be on the bottom.

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