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There are 7 ways to get from Alabama to California by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Mobile  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Mobile (MOB) to San Diego (SAN) MOB - SAN

$307 - $1,156

Cheapest option

Shuttle to Atlanta, fly  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from AU Hotel Conference Center to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to San Diego (SAN) ATL - SAN

$168 - $762

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Fly from Birmingham  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to San Diego (SAN) BHM - SAN

$203 - $604

Bus to New Orleans, fly  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Mobile, AL to New Orleans
  2. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to San Diego (SAN) MSY - SAN

$179 - $645

Bus  •  45 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Dallas, Tx 1547 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1403 / ...

$200 - $511

Train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited

$299 - $903

Drive  •  31 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Los Angeles 2041 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Alabama to California is to fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alabama to California is to fly which costs $300 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alabama to California. However, there are services departing from Birmingham, Al and arriving at 5th / San Pedro via Dallas, Tx and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alabama to California station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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The distance between Alabama and California is 1825 miles. The road distance is 2041 miles.

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The best way to get from Alabama to California without a car is to bus which takes 45 h 51 min and costs $200 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Alabama to California, including transfers.

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Alabama to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Birmingham, Al station.

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Alabama to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Birmingham Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Alabama to California is to fly which takes 6 h 44 min and costs $300 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $550 and takes 45 h 51 min, you could also train, which costs $290 - $950 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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Map of how to get from Alabama to California.
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  • Distance: 1825.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

What companies run services between Alabama, USA and California, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Mobile to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Los Angeles via Dallas, Tx, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 45 h 51 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Houston, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from AU Hotel Conference Center to Atlanta Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340

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There is no direct flight from Mobile Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Alabama to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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California is 2 h behind Alabama. It is currently 10:43 AM in Alabama and 8:43 AM in California.

Alabama to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alabama to California is 2041 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 43 min to drive from Alabama to California.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Mobile Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alabama to Mobile Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $45 - $55.

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