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There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles to Acapulco by plane, train, bus 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 Los Angeles to Acapulco  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Acapulco (ACA) LAX - ACA

$315 - $962

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Bus  •  39 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Acapulco Papagayo

$113 - $133

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Train to Tijuana, fly to Acapulco  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Acapulco (ACA) TIJ - ACA

$276 - $1,041

Fly Los Angeles to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, bus  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) LAX - ZIH
  2. Take the bus from Zihuatanejo to Acapulco Ejido

$175 - $346

Bus via Guadalajara  •  47 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Guadalajara Portales 417 Santa Rosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Acapulco Guadalajara

$208 - $248

Bus TAP Royal International  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Acapulco Puerto Vallarta-Acapulco

$251 - $296

Train, bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to México Sur - Taxqueña
  4. Take the bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo

$290 - $730

Drive  •  35 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Acapulco 2111.1 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Acapulco is to bus which costs $110 - $140 and takes 39 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Acapulco is to fly which costs $310 - $1,000 and takes 8 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Acapulco. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Acapulco Papagayo via Tijuana Centro and México Central Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 15 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Acapulco is 1654 miles. The road distance is 2111.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Acapulco without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 15 min and costs $110 - $140.

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It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to get from Los Angeles to Acapulco, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Acapulco bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Acapulco is to fly which takes 8 h 31 min and costs $310 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $140 and takes 39 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Los Angeles Airport to Acapulco Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 53 min and has one stopover.

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Los Angeles to Acapulco bus services, operated by CostaLine, arrive at Acapulco Papagayo station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Acapulco.
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  • Distance: 1653.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 31 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Acapulco, Mexico?

Aeroméxico, Interjet and six other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Acapulco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Acapulco via Tijuana Centro, México Politécnico, and México Central Norte in around 39 h 15 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Acapulco via Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Acapulco via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Acapulco via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Tijuana to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Acapulco via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Tijuana to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Acapulco via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Tijuana to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
CostaLine
Website
costaline.com.mx
Bus from Zihuatanejo to Acapulco Ejido
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Acapulco Papagayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Guadalajara Portales
Ave. Duration
34 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$50 - $75
Full Fare
$65 - $90
Regular Price
$85
Internet Discount
$73
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to México Sur - Taxqueña
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $95
Full Fare
$85 - $120
Regular Price
$100
Internet Discount
$85
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
36 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$35 - $55
Primera Select
$60 - $80
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 San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Acapulco is 2 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 8:13 PM in Los Angeles and 10:13 PM in Acapulco.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Acapulco is 2111 miles. It takes approximately 35 h 22 min to drive from Los Angeles to Acapulco.

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United Airlines, Interjet and Aeroméxico offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Acapulco Airport.

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There are 417+ hotels available in Acapulco. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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