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There are 10 ways to get from California to Zacatecas by plane, bus, train 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 46 min

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

$202 - $1,064

Cheapest option

Fly Tijuana to Aguascalientes, bus  •  8 h 5 min

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

$114 - $256

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Fly Los Angeles to Zacatecas  •  6 h 2 min

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

$213 - $796

Fly San Jose to Zacatecas  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Zacatecas (ZCL) SJC - ZCL

$254 - $869

Fly Los Angeles to Aguascalientes, bus  •  8 h 15 min

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

$189 - $458

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  40 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Guadalajara Portales
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas Tdn

$182 - $212

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  42 h 5 min

  1. Take the 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 Tdn

$133 - $192

Bus TAP Royal International  •  43 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Baldwin Park to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Zacatecas Omnibus / ...

$232 - $259

Train, bus  •  43 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Zacatecas

$244 - $655

Drive  •  26 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Zacatecas 1461.8 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from California to Zacatecas is to bus which costs $130 - $200 and takes 42 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Zacatecas is to fly which costs $200 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Zacatecas. However, there are services departing from 6th / Main and arriving at Zacatecas via Los Angeles, Guadalajara and Aguascalientes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 55 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 40 h 55 min and costs $180 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from California to Zacatecas, including transfers.

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California to Zacatecas bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from California to Zacatecas is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs $200 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $220 and takes 40 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Zacatecas Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 49 min.

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California to Zacatecas bus services, operated by ETN, arrive at Zacatecas station.

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Map of how to get from California to Zacatecas.
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  • Distance: 1370.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

Volaris and Aeroméxico fly from San Diego to Zacatecas 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Zacatecas via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Guadalajara Portales, Guadalajara, and Aguascalientes in around 40 h 55 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Tijuana to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
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 San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$15 - $22
Full Fare
$11 - $16
Regular Price
$13
Internet Discount
$11
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$19 - $28
Full Fare
$17 - $25
Regular Price
$22
Internet Discount
$19
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$40 - $65
Full Fare
$50 - $75
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
$14 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $15
Bus from Guadalajara to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$22 - $35
Ejecutivo
$28 - $30
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Guadalajara Portales
Ave. Duration
34 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
ventas.primeraplus.com.mx
Regular Price
$19
Internet Discount
$17
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$11 - $17
Primera Select
$15 - $20
Bus from Guadalajara to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$16 - $24
Primera Select
$24 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 - $105
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$96
Primera Select
$104
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Baldwin Park to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
35 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com

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Zacatecas is 2 h ahead of California. It is currently 10:27 PM in California and 12:27 AM 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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Volaris and Aeroméxico offer flights from Tijuana Airport to Zacatecas Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Zacatecas. Prices start at $28 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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