There are 10 ways to get from Columbus to California 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 Columbus to Los Angeles  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Los Angeles (LAX) CMH - LAX

$181 - $566

Cheapest option

Bus to Covington, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Los Angeles (LAX) CVG - LAX

$137 - $451

8 alternative options

Fly Columbus to Oakland  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Oakland (OAK) CMH - OAK

$222 - $966

Fly Columbus to San Diego  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to San Diego (SAN) CMH - SAN

$175 - $368

Fly Columbus to Long Beach  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Long Beach (LGB) CMH - LGB

$245 - $907

Fly Columbus to Burbank  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Burbank (BUR) CMH - BUR

$229 - $475

Fly Columbus to Santa Ana  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Santa Ana (SNA) CMH - SNA

$217 - $848

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$210 - $528

Bus, train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL 0350 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$302 - $946

Drive  •  35 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Los Angeles 2256.5 miles

$220 - $320

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and California, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbus to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $200 - $550 and the journey takes 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Atlanta, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Oakland
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Reagan Washington, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Long Beach via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Columbus to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Columbus to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Columbus to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $340
Flexible
$400 - $550

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Columbus and California is 3119 km. The road distance is 3610 km.

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to California is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $460 and takes 9 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Columbus to California is to fly which takes 6 h 48 min and costs $220 - $1,000.

No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to California. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Spring & 2nd via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Columbus to California, including transfers.