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There are 8 ways to get from California to Alabama by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Mobile  •  7h 6m

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

$287 - $1,008

Cheapest option

Fly to Atlanta, shuttle  •  7h 48m

  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

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Fly to Birmingham  •  7h 59m

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

$204 - $604

Fly to Montgomery  •  10h 3m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Montgomery (MGM) SAN - MGM

$246 - $956

Fly to New Orleans, bus  •  9h 2m

  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  •  45h 41m

  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

Train  •  2 days 5h

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

$303 - $892

Drive  •  31h 41m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Birmingham 2041 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from California to Alabama is to drive which costs $200 - $290 and takes 31h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from California to Alabama is to fly which costs $280 - $1,100 and takes 7h 6m.

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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 45h 41m.

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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 and arriving at Birmingham Intermodal Facility via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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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 45h 41m and costs $190 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7h 6m 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.

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The best way to get from California to Alabama is to fly which takes 7h 6m and costs $280 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $550 and takes 45h 41m, you could also train, which costs $300 - $900 and takes 2 days 5h.

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Map of how to get from California to Alabama.
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  • Distance: 1825.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 6m

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 45h 41m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Tampa
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Los Angeles, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Las Vegas, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
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 Los Angeles Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45h 40m
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 Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
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 Transportation
Phone
(800) 280-9270
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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
29h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Mobile Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 27m 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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Alabama is 2h ahead of California. It is currently 10:38 PM in California and 12:38 AM in Alabama.

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

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

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

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There are 38+ hotels available in Alabama. Prices start at $70 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 18m and costs $2 - $3.

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