There are 9 ways to get from California to Alabama by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly San Diego to Mobile  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Mobile (MOB) SAN - MOB

$287 - $1,008

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Fly Los Angeles to Atlanta, shuttle  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Atlanta (ATL) LAX - ATL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn

$157 - $466

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Fly San Diego to Birmingham  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Birmingham (BHM) SAN - BHM

$204 - $604

Fly San Diego to Atlanta, shuttle  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Atlanta (ATL) SAN - ATL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn

$173 - $770

Fly San Diego to New Orleans, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to New Orleans (MSY) SAN - MSY
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans to Mobile, AL

$178 - $646

Bus  •  44 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx 1408 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al 1530 / ...

$197 - $512

Bus via El Monte, Ca  •  44 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Dallas, Tx 1454 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al 1530 / ...

$196 - $515

Train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent

$303 - $892

Drive  •  31 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Birmingham 2041 miles

$200 - $290

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Alabama. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Los Angeles, Ca and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from California station to Alabama. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between California and Alabama is 1825 miles. The road distance is 2041 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Alabama without a car is to bus which takes 44 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from California to Alabama, including transfers.

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California to Alabama bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from California to Alabama is to fly which takes 7 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 44 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Mobile Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 42 min and has one stopover.

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California to Alabama bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Birmingham, Al station.

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Map of how to get from California to Alabama.
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  • Distance: 1825.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from San Diego to Mobile hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Birmingham via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, and Dallas, Tx in around 44 h 11 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Tampa
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 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
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Bus from El Monte, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340

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Alabama is 2 h ahead of California. It is currently 8:38 AM in California and 10:38 AM in Alabama.

California to Alabama train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Birmingham Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between California to Alabama is 2041 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 41 min to drive from California to Alabama.

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

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There are 37+ hotels available in Alabama. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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