There are 7 ways to get from Alabama to California by plane, 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 29 min

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

$307 - $1,156

Cheapest option

Fly from Atlanta  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to San Diego (SAN) ATL - SAN

$162 - $737

5 alternative options

Fly from Birmingham  •  7 h 25 min

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

$203 - $604

Bus  •  43 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Dallas, Tx 1567 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1403

$206 - $512

Bus via El Monte, Ca  •  44 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Dallas, Tx 1567 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca 1437 / ...

$195 - $502

Train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak Crescent
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alabama to California is to fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 7 h 25 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 29 min.

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Alabama to California, including transfers.

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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 1st St and Broadway W via Dallas, Tx and El Monte Station W. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 36 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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 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 29 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Mobile to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Los Angeles via Dallas, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca in around 43 h 37 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
Greyhound USA
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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
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340

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