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

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Fly Los Angeles to Memphis  •  5 h 22 min

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

$161 - $407

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Fly San Diego to Memphis  •  6 h 49 min

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

$187 - $442

Fly San Diego to Nashville  •  6 h 5 min

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

$170 - $490

Fly Los Angeles to Nashville  •  6 h 25 min

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

$174 - $566

Fly Oakland to Nashville  •  6 h 31 min

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

$207 - $568

Fly San Francisco to Nashville  •  6 h 47 min

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

$194 - $426

Bus via Dallas, Tx  •  42 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx 1408
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Nashville, Tn 1510 / ...

$207 - $524

Train, bus, night bus  •  45 h 39 min

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

$289 - $823

Bus  •  46 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to St Louis, Mo 1684 / ...
  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 Amtrak 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 - $410 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Tennessee is to fly which costs $160 - $410 and takes 5 h 22 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 46 h 55 min.

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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 bus which takes 42 h 26 min and costs $200 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 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 22 min and costs $160 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $550 and takes 42 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Memphis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 43 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 22 min

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

Allegiant Air, Delta and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles to New South Memphis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Nashville via Los Angeles, Ca and Dallas, Tx in around 42 h 26 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 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 43 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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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
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
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from El Monte, Ca to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
39 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $290
Flexible
$330 - $440

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Tennessee is 2 h ahead of California. It is currently 10:13 AM in California and 12:13 PM 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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Allegiant Air, Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Memphis Airport.

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There are 35+ 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 $6 - $8.

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