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There are 8 ways to get from California to Nebraska by plane, bus or car

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Fly San Diego to North Platte  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to North Platte (LBF) SAN - LBF

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Fly Fresno to North Platte  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to North Platte (LBF) FAT - LBF

Fly Los Angeles to Omaha  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Omaha (OMA) LAX - OMA

Fly San Francisco to Omaha  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Omaha (OMA) SFO - OMA

Fly Santa Ana to North Platte  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to North Platte (LBF) SNA - LBF

Bus  •  34h 8m

  1. Take the bus from El Monte to Denver "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Omaha, Ne Btw1402

Bus via Denver  •  34h 43m

  1. Take the bus from El Monte to Denver "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Denver to Omaha, NE Denver

Drive  •  23h 38m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Omaha 1560.3 miles

California to Nebraska by bus

The bus journey time between California and Nebraska is around 34h 8m and covers a distance of around 1605 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by Metro Los Angeles, Foothill Transit, Greyhound USA and others, the California to Nebraska bus service departs from Aliso / Los Angeles and arrives in Omaha, Ne. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Buses
34h 8m Average Duration
$191 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from California to Nebraska is to fly which costs $120 - $360 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from California to Nebraska is to fly which costs $120 - $360 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Nebraska. However, there are services departing from Aliso / Los Angeles and arriving at Omaha, Ne via El Monte and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 8m.

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The distance between California and Nebraska is 1087 miles. The road distance is 1560.3 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Nebraska without a car is to bus which takes 34h 8m and costs $190 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from California to Nebraska, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from California to Nebraska is to fly which takes 5h 45m and costs $120 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $280 and takes 34h 8m.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to North Platte Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 46m and has one stopover.

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California to Nebraska bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Omaha, Ne station.

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Map of how to get from California to Nebraska.
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  • Distance: 1087 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

United Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from San Diego to North Platte hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Omaha via El Monte, Denver, and Denver, Co in around 34h 8m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to North Platte via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from San Diego to North Platte via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from San Diego to North Platte via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from San Diego to North Platte via Phoenix, Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from San Diego to North Platte via Las Vegas, Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Fresno to North Platte via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Fresno to North Platte via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Santa Ana to North Platte via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Santa Ana to North Platte via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Denver
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $220
Burlington Trailways
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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Nebraska is 2h ahead of California. It is currently 5:18 AM in California and 7:18 AM in Nebraska.

Yes, the driving distance between California to Nebraska is 1560 miles. It takes approximately 23h 38m to drive from California to Nebraska.

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Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to North Platte Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Nebraska. 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 14 min and costs $1 - $5.

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