There are 13 ways to get from Atlanta 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 to San Diego  •  5 h 56 min

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

$134 - $706

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Los Angeles (LAX) ATL - LAX

$118 - $400

11 alternative options

Fly to San Jose  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to San Jose (SJC) ATL - SJC

$206 - $956

Fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to San Francisco (SFO) ATL - SFO

$118 - $662

Fly to Oakland  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Oakland (OAK) ATL - OAK

$192 - $814

Fly to Sacramento  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Sacramento (SMF) ATL - SMF

$224 - $904

Fly to Santa Ana  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Santa Ana (SNA) ATL - SNA

$142 - $622

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx 1553 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca 1437 / ...

$212 - $545

Megabus, bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the Megabus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Downtown Dallas
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca 1437 / ...

$209 - $439

Bus, train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Mobile, Al
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$295 - $882

Bus, train via Birmingham, AL  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Birmingham, AL
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$311 - $936

Bus, train via Longview Amtrak  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Longview, Tx 1547 / ...
  2. Take the train from Longview Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle

$299 - $870

Drive  •  34 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Los Angeles 2186.6 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to California is to fly which costs $110 - $400 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to California is to fly which costs $130 - $750 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Atlanta and California is 1951 miles. The road distance is 2186.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Atlanta to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Atlanta to California station. However, there are services departing from Atlanta, Ga and arriving at El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station via Dallas, Tx and El Monte Station - Upper Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and California, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Atlanta to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Atlanta to Los Angeles via Dallas, Tx, El Monte, Ca, and El Monte Station - Upper Level in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
Flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Sacramento via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Atlanta to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Atlanta to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Atlanta to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,300
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,900
Flights from Atlanta to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
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 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
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 Longview Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
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
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Longview, Tx
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Downtown Dallas
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Birmingham, AL
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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