There are 8 ways to get from California to Alabama by plane, bus, train 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 to Mobile  •  7 h 17 min

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

$287 - $1,008

Cheapest option

Fly to Atlanta  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Atlanta (ATL) SAN - ATL

$162 - $738

6 alternative options

Fly to Birmingham  •  7 h 44 min

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

$204 - $604

Fly to New Orleans, bus  •  9 h 3 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  •  45 h 3 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, Megabus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas Westmoreland, Tx 1444
  2. Take the Megabus from Grand Prairie to Birmingham

$216 - $444

Train  •  2 days 5 h

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

$303 - $892

Drive  •  31 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Birmingham 2041 miles

$200 - $290

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from California to Alabama is to fly which costs $280 - $1,100 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from California to Alabama, including transfers.

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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 45 h 3 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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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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 45 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 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 Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
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 San Diego to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Mobile via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Mobile, AL
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Grand Prairie to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas Westmoreland, Tx
Ave. Duration
30 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$260 - $340

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