So I decided to take a shuttle bus service I found online called the California Shuttle Bus to get from SF to LA. I was surprised by all the upturned noses of several of my friends, warning me against taking a yucky bus anywhere anytime anyplace. Reminding them that in the past year I have shared many a vehicle with goats, chickens, crazy mobs, and insane drivers (not to mention leprosy and tuberculosis in close quarters) I decided to go for it. I was very happy I did. The service was great, the people nice and there were movies on board. This is not like a typical greyhound experience. It was mostly people traveling from other parts of the world in California mixed in with a few locals. And the entire thing only cost 45 bucks.