There are 12 ways to get from Florida 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.

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Fly Tampa to San Diego  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to San Diego (SAN) TPA - SAN

$154 - $455

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Fly Orlando to San Diego  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to San Diego (SAN) MCO - SAN

$87 - $609

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Fly Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Los Angeles (LAX) FLL - LAX

$118 - $561

Fly Orlando to Los Angeles  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Los Angeles (LAX) MCO - LAX

$111 - $564

Fly Miami to San Diego  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to San Diego (SAN) MIA - SAN

$136 - $709

Fly Tampa to Los Angeles  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Los Angeles (LAX) TPA - LAX

$138 - $660

Fly Miami to Los Angeles  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Los Angeles (LAX) MIA - LAX

$130 - $614

Fly Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) MCO - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St

$321 - $1,060

Bus via Dallas, Tx  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca

$251 - $645

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  4. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles

$227 - $483

Bus, train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Lafayette, La
  3. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$302 - $880

Drive  •  38 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Jacksonville to Los Angeles 2428.6 miles

$230 - $350

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Florida to California station. However, there are services departing from Jacksonville, Fl and arriving at El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station via Tallahassee, Fl, Houston, Tx, Dallas, Tx and El Monte Station - Upper Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

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The distance between Florida and California is 2263 miles. The road distance is 2428.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Florida to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 8 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Florida to California, including transfers.

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Florida to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Jacksonville, Fl station.

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The best way to get from Florida to California is to fly which takes 7 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 8 h.

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 55 min.

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Florida to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at El Monte, Ca station.

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California is 3 h behind Florida. It is currently 11:27 AM in Florida and 8:27 AM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Florida to California is 2429 miles. It takes approximately 38 h 59 min to drive from Florida to California.

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  • Distance: 2263.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

What companies run services between Florida, USA and California, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Tampa to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Jacksonville to Los Angeles via Tallahassee, Fl, Houston, Tx, Dallas, Tx, El Monte, Ca, and El Monte Station - Upper Level in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Orlando to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Austin
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Miami to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Miami to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Miami to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Miami to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Miami to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Miami to Los Angeles via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Miami to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Miami to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
Flights from Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Miami to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Miami to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Miami to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Orlando to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Miami to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Tampa to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Miami to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Orlando to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Orlando to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Orlando to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Orlando to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 Lafayette Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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
Bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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