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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to San Diego, bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the bus from El Cajon to El Centro, Ca

$129 - $367

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Bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to El Centro, Ca 9614 / ...

$36 - $55

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Fly to Yuma, bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Yuma (YUM) LAX - YUM
  2. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to State Street @ 8th Street

$151 - $712

Bus via San Diego  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Long Beach to San Diego Matamoros-Tijuana Airport by USA
  2. Take the bus from San Diego to El Centro, Ca Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez / ...

$91 - $132

Night bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to El Centro, Ca 9601

$39 - $55

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro 228.7 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro. However, there are services departing from Lax and arriving at El Centro, Ca via El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station and El Monte, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 51m.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and El Centro is 184 miles. The road distance is 228.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro without a car is to bus which takes 6h 51m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 49m.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at El Centro, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro is 229 miles. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro.
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  • Distance: 183.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and El Centro, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to El Centro 4 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 55m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via Las Vegas, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via Fresno, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via San Jose, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via Reno, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via San Diego, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via Medford, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via San Francisco, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Yuma via Redmond, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from El Cajon to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from El Monte, Ca to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from El Cajon to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Long Beach to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to State Street @ 8th Street
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$2
Website
Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in El Centro. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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