There are 10 ways to get from Houston to California by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Diego (SAN) HOU - SAN

$205 - $806

Cheapest option

Fly Houston to Los Angeles  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Los Angeles (LAX) IAH - LAX

$99 - $614

8 alternative options

Fly Houston to San Diego  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Diego (SAN) IAH - SAN

$123 - $506

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Los Angeles  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Los Angeles (LAX) HOU - LAX

$141 - $964

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Santa Ana  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Santa Ana (SNA) HOU - SNA

$187 - $1,046

Fly Houston to Santa Ana  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Santa Ana (SNA) IAH - SNA

$155 - $996

Bus Greyhound USA  •  32 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9095 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1419

$145 - $380

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  33 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles Matamoros-Tijuana Airport

$131 - $213

Train  •  36 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited

$200 - $650

Drive  •  24 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Los Angeles 1554.3 miles

$150 - $220

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Los Angeles via San Antonio, Tx, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 32 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Los Angeles via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Santa Ana via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from Houston to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from Houston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Los Angeles via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Houston to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Houston to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Houston to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $650
Room
$750 - $1,100
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
28 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Houston and California is 2301 km. The road distance is 2487 km.

The cheapest way to get from Houston to California is to fly which costs $95 - $650 and takes 6 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Houston to California is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $200 - $850.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 36 h 40 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Houston to California. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at 5th / San Pedro via San Antonio, Tx and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Houston to California, including transfers.