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

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Fly Los Angeles to Memphis  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Memphis (MEM) LAX - MEM

$164 - $395

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Fly Los Angeles to Nashville  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Nashville (BNA) LAX - BNA

$162 - $538

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Fly San Diego to Memphis  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Memphis (MEM) SAN - MEM

$187 - $442

Fly San Diego to Nashville  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Nashville (BNA) SAN - BNA

$164 - $484

Fly Oakland to Nashville  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Nashville (BNA) OAK - BNA

$201 - $562

Fly San Francisco to Nashville  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Nashville (BNA) SFO - BNA

$188 - $420

Fly San Diego to Atlanta, shuttle  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Atlanta (ATL) SAN - ATL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$190 - $780

Train, night bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Kansas City Union Station
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn

$308 - $881

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to St Louis, Mo 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn 1163 / ...

$206 - $530

Train, bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn 1163 / ...

$337 - $978

Drive  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Nashville 2013.6 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from California to Tennessee is to fly which costs $160 - $400 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Tennessee is to fly which costs $160 - $400 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Tennessee. However, there are services departing from Spring St and 1st St E and arriving at Nashville, Tn via El Monte, Ca and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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The distance between California and Tennessee is 1813 miles. The road distance is 2013.6 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Tennessee without a car is to train and night bus which takes 2 days 0 h and costs $300 - $900.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from California to Tennessee, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from California to Tennessee is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $160 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $550 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Memphis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 37 min.

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California to Tennessee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Nashville, Tn station.

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Map of how to get from California to Tennessee.
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  • Distance: 1812.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

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

Delta, Allegiant Air and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to New South Memphis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Nashville via El Monte, Ca and St Louis, Mo in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
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 Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
34 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Kansas City Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
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
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from El Monte, Ca to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
43 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $440

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Tennessee is 2 h ahead of California. It is currently 7:29 AM in California and 9:29 AM in Tennessee.

Yes, the driving distance between California to Tennessee is 2014 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 15 min to drive from California to Tennessee.

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Delta, Allegiant Air, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Memphis Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Tennessee. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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