There are 10 ways to get from Dallas 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 Dallas to San Diego  •  4 h 46 min

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

$138 - $448

Cheapest option

Fly Dallas to Los Angeles  •  5 h 28 min

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

$92 - $384

8 alternative options

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego  •  5 h 24 min

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

$104 - $556

Fly Dallas to San Jose  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to San Jose (SJC) DAL - SJC

$180 - $560

Fly Dallas to San Francisco  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to San Francisco (SFO) DAL - SFO

$132 - $434

Fly Dallas to Burbank  •  6 h 14 min

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

$140 - $562

Bus  •  29 h 32 min

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

$145 - $347

Bus via El Monte, Ca  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca 1437 / ...

$134 - $335

Train  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Dallas Union Station Amtrak 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 $90 - $390 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to California is to fly which costs $130 - $450 and takes 4 h 46 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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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Dallas to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dallas to California. However, there are services departing from Dallas, Tx and arriving at 1st / Broadway via El Monte Station - Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dallas Union Station Amtrak 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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What companies run services between Dallas, TX, USA and California, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Dallas to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Dallas to Los Angeles hourly. 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
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via El Paso
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Burbank
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Jose via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dallas to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dallas to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Dallas to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Dallas to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Dallas to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Dallas Union Station Amtrak 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340

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