There are 9 ways to get from Albuquerque to California by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Diego  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to San Diego (SAN) ABQ - SAN

$143 - $384

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Bus  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Los Angeles, Ca 1333 / ...

$93 - $215

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Fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Los Angeles (LAX) ABQ - LAX

$107 - $709

Fly to Oakland  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Oakland (OAK) ABQ - OAK

$190 - $422

Fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to San Francisco (SFO) ABQ - SFO

$147 - $420

Fly to Long Beach  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Long Beach (LGB) ABQ - LGB

$113 - $753

Fly to Santa Ana, train, line 47 bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Santa Ana (SNA) ABQ - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to Fullerton station
  3. Take the line 47 bus from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 to Anaheim-Lincoln

$130 - $770

Train  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$120 - $350

Drive  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Albuquerque to Los Angeles 791.6 miles

$75 - $120

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 41 min.

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The distance between Albuquerque and California is 690 miles. The road distance is 791.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to California without a car is to train which takes 16 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Albuquerque to California, including transfers.

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Albuquerque to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center station.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to California is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Albuquerque Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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California is 1 h behind Albuquerque. It is currently 1:01 PM in Albuquerque and 12:01 PM in California.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Albuquerque to California is 792 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 2 min to drive from Albuquerque to California.

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  • Distance: 690.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Albuquerque, NM, USA and California, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Albuquerque to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albuquerque to Los Angeles once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $350 and the journey takes 16 h 41 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Long Beach via Phoenix, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Albuquerque to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Albuquerque to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Albuquerque to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Albuquerque to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Albuquerque to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$480 - $700
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 to Anaheim-Lincoln
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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 Albuquerque, Nm to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Albuquerque Airport to San Diego Airport.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to Albuquerque Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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