There are 11 ways to get from California to Florida by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) LGB - FLL

$163 - $603

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Fly San Diego to Orlando  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Orlando (MCO) SAN - MCO

$87 - $608

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Fly San Diego to Miami  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Miami (MIA) SAN - MIA

$135 - $706

Fly San Diego to Tampa  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Tampa (TPA) SAN - TPA

$155 - $456

Fly Los Angeles to Orlando  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Orlando (MCO) LAX - MCO

$111 - $564

Fly Los Angeles to Tampa  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tampa (TPA) LAX - TPA

$139 - $661

Fly San Jose to Orlando  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Orlando (MCO) SJC - MCO

$199 - $810

Bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Jacksonville, Fl

$259 - $660

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Tallahassee, Fl
  4. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl

$227 - $482

Train, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Tallahassee, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl

$309 - $892

Drive  •  38 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Jacksonville 2428.6 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from California to Florida is to fly which costs $85 - $650 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Florida is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Florida. However, there are services departing from Spring St and 1st St E and arriving at Jacksonville, Fl via El Monte, Ca, Dallas, Tx, Atlanta, Ga and Savannah, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between California and Florida is 2263 miles. The road distance is 2428.6 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Florida without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 7 h and costs $250 - $700.

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from California to Florida, including transfers.

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California to Florida bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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The best way to get from California to Florida is to fly which takes 7 h 31 min and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $700 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Long Beach Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 54 min.

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California to Florida bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Jacksonville, Fl station.

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Map of how to get from California to Florida.
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  • Distance: 2263.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

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

JetBlue Airways, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via El Monte Station E, El Monte, Ca, Dallas, Tx, Atlanta, Ga, and Savannah, Ga in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Orlando via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Orlando via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Orlando via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Orlando via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale via Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $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
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 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
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
18 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New Orleans, La to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Florida is 3 h ahead of California. It is currently 10:56 PM in California and 1:56 AM in Florida.

Yes, the driving distance between California to Florida is 2429 miles. It takes approximately 38 h 58 min to drive from California to Florida.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways offer flights from Long Beach Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Florida. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to Long Beach Airport is to line 111 bus which takes 40 min and costs $2.

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