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

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Fly Dallas to San Diego  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to San Diego (SAN) DAL - SAN

$138 - $449

Cheapest option

Fly Dallas to Los Angeles  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Los Angeles (LAX) DAL - LAX

$86 - $376

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to San Diego (SAN) DFW - SAN

$105 - $556

Fly Dallas to Burbank  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Burbank (BUR) DAL - BUR

$141 - $563

Fly Dallas to Santa Ana  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Santa Ana (SNA) DAL - SNA

$165 - $725

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Ana, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Santa Ana (SNA) DFW - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to Fullerton station

$132 - $462

Bus  •  29 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1403 / ...

$145 - $347

Train  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Dallas Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle

$210 - $650

Drive  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Dallas to Los Angeles 1443.7 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Dallas to California is to fly which costs $85 - $380 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to California is to fly which costs $130 - $450 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dallas Union Station station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 43 h 45 min.

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The distance between Dallas and California is 1280 miles. The road distance is 1443.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to California without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 32 min and costs $140 - $350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Dallas to California, including transfers.

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Dallas to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Dallas Union Station.

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The best way to get from Dallas to California is to fly which takes 5 h 12 min and costs $130 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $350 and takes 29 h 32 min, you could also train, which costs $210 - $650 and takes 43 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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California is 2 h behind Dallas. It is currently 4:21 AM in Dallas and 2:21 AM in California.

Map of how to get from Dallas to California.
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  • Distance: 1279.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

What companies run services between Dallas, TX, USA and California, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Dallas to San Diego every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Dallas to Los Angeles every 4 hours. Tickets cost $130 - $340 and the journey takes 29 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dallas to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dallas to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dallas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Dallas to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Dallas to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Dallas to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Dallas to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Dallas Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$460 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
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.

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 Dallas, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340

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Dallas to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dallas to California is 1444 miles. It takes approximately 23 h 11 min to drive from Dallas to California.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Dallas Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 50 min and costs $3.

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