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There are 12 ways to get from Baltimore to California by plane, train, bus 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 Baltimore to San Diego  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Diego (SAN) BWI - SAN

$144 - $555

Cheapest option

Fly Baltimore to Los Angeles  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) BWI - LAX

$112 - $342

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Fly Baltimore to San Jose  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Jose (SJC) BWI - SJC

$177 - $510

Fly Baltimore to San Francisco  •  8h 22m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Francisco (SFO) BWI - SFO

$188 - $481

Fly Baltimore to Sacramento  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Sacramento (SMF) BWI - SMF

$194 - $604

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to San Diego  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Diego (SAN) IAD - SAN

$262 - $662

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to San Francisco  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Francisco (SFO) IAD - SFO

$246 - $668

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Los Angeles  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Los Angeles (LAX) IAD - LAX

$220 - $669

Train via Washington Union Station  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station

$430 - $1,315

Bus  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Los Angeles, Ca 1683

$255 - $684

Train  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Southwest Chief

$399 - $1,216

Drive  •  42h 8m

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Los Angeles 2657.3 miles

$260 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to California is to fly which costs $110 - $350 and takes 8h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to California is to fly which costs $140 - $600 and takes 7h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to California. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Downtown, Md and arriving at 5th / Los Angeles via Harrisburg, Pa and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17h.

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No, there is no direct train from Baltimore station to California station. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Penn Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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The distance between Baltimore and California is 2294 miles. The road distance is 2657.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to California without a car is to train which takes 2 days 15h and costs $430 - $1,400.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Baltimore to California, including transfers.

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Baltimore to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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Baltimore to California train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to California is to fly which takes 7h 52m and costs $140 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $430 - $1,400 and takes 2 days 15h, you could also bus, which costs $250 - $700 and takes 2 days 17h.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore to California.
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  • Distance: 2294.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 52m

What companies run services between Baltimore, MD, USA and California, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Baltimore to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Portland
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
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 Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$240 - $400
Flexible
$470 - $650

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 50m.

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Baltimore to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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California is 3h behind Baltimore. It is currently 9:06 PM in Baltimore and 6:06 PM in California.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to California is 2657 miles. It takes approximately 42h 8m to drive from Baltimore to California.

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

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There are seven+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Baltimore Airport is to tram which takes 29m and costs $2.

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