There are 9 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 Mobile to San Diego  •  6 h 52 min

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

$307 - $1,156

Cheapest option

Fly Atlanta to San Diego  •  9 h 21 min

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

$162 - $737

7 alternative options

Fly Birmingham to San Diego  •  7 h 45 min

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

$203 - $604

Fly Birmingham to Santa Ana  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to Santa Ana (SNA) BHM - SNA

$315 - $1,244

Bus to New Orleans, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 42 min

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

$186 - $645

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

Megabus, bus  •  47 h 12 min

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

$198 - $424

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

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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday 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 Birmingham to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Houston, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Mobile to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Birmingham to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Twice 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
6 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Mobile, AL to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham to Downtown Dallas
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Alabama and California is 2920 km. The road distance is 3266 km.

The cheapest way to get from Alabama to California is to fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 7 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Alabama to California is to fly which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $300 - $1,200.

No, there is no direct train from Alabama to California. 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.

No, there is no direct bus from Alabama to California. However, there are services departing from Birmingham and arriving at 1st / Broadway via Cbd East Tc, Dallas, Tx and El Monte Station - Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Alabama to California, including transfers.