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  •  7 h 10 min

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

$144 - $555

Cheapest option

Fly Baltimore to Los Angeles  •  7 h 46 min

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

$118 - $350

10 alternative options

Fly Baltimore to Oakland  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Oakland (OAK) BWI - OAK

$171 - $563

Fly Baltimore to San Jose  •  7 h 56 min

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

$176 - $506

Fly Baltimore to Sacramento  •  8 h 28 min

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

$194 - $604

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 50 min

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

$208 - $684

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 27 min

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

$172 - $699

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 32 min

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

$192 - $690

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  2 days 15 h

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

$430 - $1,315

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

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

$255 - $684

Train  •  2 days 21 h

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

$399 - $1,216

Drive  •  42 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Los Angeles 2657.3 miles

$260 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to California is to fly which costs $110 - $350 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to California is to fly which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $140 - $600.

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The distance between Baltimore and California is 3671 km. The road distance is 4252 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Baltimore to California, including transfers.

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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 Spring & 2nd via Harrisburg, Pa and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

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

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

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

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Austin
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from PENN STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
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 Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
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
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 13 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$240 - $400
Flexible
$470 - $650

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