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

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Fly San Diego to Tampa  •  6h 36m

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

$154 - $456

Cheapest option

Fly San Diego to Orlando  •  7h 27m

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

$87 - $608

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Fly Los Angeles to Tampa  •  6h 58m

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

$138 - $650

Fly San Diego to Miami  •  7h 10m

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

$135 - $706

Fly Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale  •  7h 17m

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

$117 - $546

Fly Los Angeles to Miami  •  7h 29m

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

$130 - $597

Fly Los Angeles to Orlando  •  7h 43m

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

$108 - $523

Bus, Megabus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the Megabus from Midtown Atlanta to Jacksonville

$245 - $590

Bus  •  2 days 10h

  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, night bus  •  2 days 13h

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

$309 - $892

Drive  •  38h 58m

  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 7h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from California to Florida is to fly which costs $150 - $460 and takes 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Florida. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Jacksonville, Fl via Los Angeles, San Antonio, Tx, Houston, Tx and Tallahassee, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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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 and Megabus which takes 2 days 8h and costs $240 - $600.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from California to Florida, including transfers.

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California to Florida bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from California to Florida is to fly which takes 6h 36m and costs $150 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus and Megabus, which costs $240 - $600 and takes 2 days 8h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 15m.

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

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  • Distance: 2263.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 36m

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Tampa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Jacksonville via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Dallas, Tx, Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, and Midtown Atlanta in around 2 days 8h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale via Austin
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Orlando via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale via Austin
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
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
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 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 Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New Orleans, La to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
28h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Florida is 3h ahead of California. It is currently 6:55 AM in California and 9:55 AM in Florida.

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

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

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There are 13+ hotels available in Florida. Prices start at $100 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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