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There are 6 ways to get from Baton Rouge to California by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Baton Rouge to San Diego  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Baton Rouge (BTR) to San Diego (SAN) BTR - SAN

$262 - $977

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Bus  •  39 h

  1. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca

$176 - $457

4 alternative options

Fly Baton Rouge to Santa Ana  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Baton Rouge (BTR) to Santa Ana (SNA) BTR - SNA

$259 - $993

Bus to New Orleans, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
  2. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to San Diego (SAN) MSY - SAN

$177 - $652

Bus, train  •  45 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Lafayette, La 1563 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited

$242 - $726

Drive  •  29 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles 1824.5 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Baton Rouge to California is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 29 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baton Rouge to California is to fly which costs $260 - $1,000 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baton Rouge to California. However, there are services departing from Baton Rouge, La and arriving at 5th / San Pedro via Houston, Tx, San Antonio, Tx and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h.

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The distance between Baton Rouge and California is 1650 miles. The road distance is 1824.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Baton Rouge to California without a car is to bus which takes 39 h and costs $170 - $460.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Baton Rouge to California, including transfers.

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Baton Rouge to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baton Rouge, La station.

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The best way to get from Baton Rouge to California is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs $260 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $460 and takes 39 h.

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There is no direct flight from Baton Rouge Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 37 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Baton Rouge to California.
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  • Distance: 1649.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

What companies run services between Baton Rouge, LA, USA and California, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Baton Rouge to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles via Houston, Tx, San Antonio, Tx, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 39 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baton Rouge to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baton Rouge to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Baton Rouge to Santa Ana via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baton Rouge to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Baton Rouge to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Baton Rouge to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Baton Rouge to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baton Rouge to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baton Rouge to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baton Rouge to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 11 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 Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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More Questions & Answers

California is 2 h behind Baton Rouge. It is currently 12:26 PM in Baton Rouge and 10:26 AM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Baton Rouge to California is 1824 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 13 min to drive from Baton Rouge to California.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Baton Rouge Airport to San Diego Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Baton Rouge to Baton Rouge Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs $20 - $24.

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