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There are 10 ways to get from California to Florida by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL)

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Fly Los Angeles to Miami

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Miami (MIA)

Fly Los Angeles to Tampa

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

Fly San Diego to Miami

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

Fly Los Angeles to Orlando

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

Fly Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL)

Fly Los Angeles to Jacksonville

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Jacksonville (JAX)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from El Monte to Dallas
  2. Take the bus from Dallas to Memphis
  3. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Jacksonville, FL - JTA Intercity Bus Terminal Bay 6

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to Lafayette Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette to Tallahassee
  3. Take the bus from Tallahassee to Jacksonville

Drive

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Jacksonville

California to Florida by bus

The bus journey time between California and Florida is around 3 days 5h and covers a distance of around 2657 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 23h 51m. The fastest bus normally takes 3 days 5h. Operated by Metro Los Angeles, Foothill Transit, Greyhound USA and others, the California to Florida bus service departs from Aliso / Los Angeles and arrives in Newnan St. & Ashley St.. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
2 days 5h
Layover time:
23h 51m
Total time:
3 days 5h

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
3 days 5h
Bus distance:
2657 miles
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$282
Carbon emissions:
530 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:02
Last bus departs at:
08:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

California to Florida bus schedules

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The most affordable way to get from California to Florida is to fly, which costs $100 - $650 and takes 7h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from California to Florida is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 6h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Florida. However, there are services departing from Aliso / Los Angeles and arriving at Newnan St. & Ashley St. via El Monte, Dallas, Memphis, TN, Atlanta, GA and JRTC Bay K. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8h.

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The distance between California and Florida is 2263 miles. The road distance is 2429.6 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Florida without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 8h and costs $280 - $410.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m 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 station.

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The best way to get from California to Florida is to fly which takes 6h 34m and costs $100 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $410 and takes 2 days 8h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 35m.

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California to Florida bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Jacksonville, FL - JTA Intercity Bus Terminal Bay 6 station.

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Map of how to get from California to Florida.
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  • Distance: 2263.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 34m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., JetBlue Airways and five other airlines fly from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via El Monte, Dallas, Memphis, Memphis, TN, Atlanta, GA, Jacksonville, FL - JTA Intercity Bus Terminal Bay 6, and JRTC Bay K in around 2 days 8h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $470
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $420
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $480
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Austin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Austin
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
41h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Premium
$460 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$350 - $550
Business Seat
$380 - $550
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 to Dallas
Ave. Duration
29h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $200
Flexible
$200 - $290
Bus from Dallas to Memphis
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $120
Bus from Lafayette to Tallahassee
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130
Bus from Tallahassee to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$50 - $65
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Jacksonville, FL - JTA Intercity Bus Terminal Bay 6
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$50 - $60

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