There are 9 ways to get from California to Zacatecas by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Tijuana to Zacatecas  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Zacatecas (ZCL) TIJ - ZCL

$198 - $1,066

Cheapest option

Fly Tijuana to Aguascalientes, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Aguascalientes (AGU) TIJ - AGU
  2. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$112 - $256

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Fly Los Angeles to Zacatecas  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Zacatecas (ZCL) LAX - ZCL

$216 - $821

Fly Los Angeles to Aguascalientes, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Aguascalientes (AGU) LAX - AGU
  2. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$196 - $472

Train, bus  •  32 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
  3. Take the bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas

$171 - $421

Bus  •  38 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Mazatlán
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Durango
  3. Take the bus from Durango to Zacatecas

$234 - $295

Bus via Culiacán  •  40 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Culiacán
  2. Take the bus from Culiacán to Durango
  3. Take the bus from Durango to Zacatecas

$198 - $272

Night bus, bus  •  41 h 51 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Zacatecas

$142 - $202

Drive  •  26 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Zacatecas 1461.8 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from California to Zacatecas is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $260 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Zacatecas is to fly which costs $190 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Zacatecas. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Zacatecas via Huntington Park, Culiacán and Durango. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 50 min.

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The distance between California and Zacatecas is 1371 miles. The road distance is 1461.8 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Zacatecas without a car is to bus which takes 38 h 30 min and costs $230 - $300.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from California to Zacatecas, including transfers.

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California to Zacatecas bus services, operated by TAP Royal International, depart from Huntington Park station.

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The best way to get from California to Zacatecas is to fly which takes 5 h 44 min and costs $190 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $300 and takes 38 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Zacatecas Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 47 min.

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California to Zacatecas bus services, operated by Omnibus de Mexico, arrive at Zacatecas station.

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Zacatecas is 2 h ahead of California. It is currently 3:25 PM in California and 5:25 PM in Zacatecas.

Yes, the driving distance between California to Zacatecas is 1462 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 24 min to drive from California to Zacatecas.

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  • Distance: 1370.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

What companies run services between California, USA and Zacatecas, Mexico?

Volaris and Aeroméxico fly from San Diego to Zacatecas twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Zacatecas via Huntington Park, Mazatlán, and Durango in around 38 h 30 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Tijuana to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,200
Flights from Tijuana to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$15 - $23
Full Fare
$11 - $16
Regular Price
$13
Internet Discount
$12
Bus from Mazatlán to Durango
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$22 - $35
Bus from Durango to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$24 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$38
Internet Discount
$33
Bus from Culiacán to Durango
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$30 - $50
Full Fare
$35 - $55
Regular Price
$79
Internet Discount
$67
Bus from Guadalajara to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$26 - $40
Full Fare
$27 - $40
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$15 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $15
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$18 - $28
Primera Select
$29 - $40
Bus from Mazatlán to Durango
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$14 - $21
Primera Select
$20 - $27
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Chihuahua to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Durango to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Regular Price
$26
Internet Discount
$24
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
27 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
taproyal.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 Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$106

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