There are 8 ways to get from Arkansas 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 Fayetteville to Los Angeles  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Fayetteville (XNA) to Los Angeles (LAX) XNA - LAX

$323 - $990

Cheapest option

Bus  •  38 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Little Rock, Ar to Dallas, Tx 1537
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca 1437 / ...

$169 - $438

6 alternative options

Fly Fort Smith to San Diego  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Fort Smith (FSM) to San Diego (SAN) FSM - SAN

$275 - $1,118

Fly Fayetteville to San Diego  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Fayetteville (XNA) to San Diego (SAN) XNA - SAN

$329 - $1,235

Fly Fayetteville to San Francisco  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Fayetteville (XNA) to San Francisco (SFO) XNA - SFO

$243 - $791

Fly Little Rock to San Diego  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Little Rock (LIT) to San Diego (SAN) LIT - SAN

$275 - $1,106

Train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Little Rock Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle

$260 - $800

Drive  •  25 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Little Rock to Los Angeles 1676.2 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arkansas to California is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 25 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arkansas to California is to fly which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arkansas to California station. However, there are services departing from Arkansas State Capitol and arriving at El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station via River Cities Center, Little Rock, Ar, Dallas, Tx and El Monte Station - Upper Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Little Rock Union Station station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between Arkansas and California is 1479 miles. The road distance is 1676.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Arkansas to California without a car is to bus which takes 38 h 38 min and costs $160 - $440.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Arkansas to California, including transfers.

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Arkansas to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Little Rock, Ar station.

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Map of how to get from Arkansas to California.
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  • Distance: 1479 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Bentonville to Los Angeles every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Little Rock to Los Angeles via River Cities Center, Verizon Plaza, Little Rock, Ar, Dallas, Tx, El Monte, Ca, and El Monte Station - Upper Level in around 38 h 38 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
Flights from Fort Smith to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Fort Smith to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Fort Smith to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Fayetteville to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Fayetteville to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Little Rock to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Fayetteville to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Fayetteville to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Fayetteville to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Little Rock to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Little Rock to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Smith to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Fayetteville to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Fayetteville to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Little Rock to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Little Rock to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Little Rock to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Little Rock to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Little Rock to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Little Rock Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Flexi Coach Seat
$460 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$950 - $1,400
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Little Rock, Ar to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
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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