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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Chico by plane, train, bus, night 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 Sacramento, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sacramento (SMF) LAX - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak

$103 - $287

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Bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Chico, Ca 1446 / ...

$45 - $120

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Fly Burbank to Sacramento, train  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Sacramento (SMF) BUR - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak

$145 - $379

Bus to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Sacramento, train  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Spring St and 1st St E to Pomona Transit Center
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Sacramento (SMF) ONT - SMF
  3. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak

$163 - $379

Fly Long Beach to Sacramento, train  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Sacramento (SMF) LGB - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak

$124 - $306

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Sacramento, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Sacramento (SMF) SNA - SMF
  3. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak

$205 - $497

Fly Burbank to Oakland, train  •  8h 58m

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Martinez Amtrak Station to Chico Amtrak

$164 - $559

Train  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chico Amtrak Coast Starlight

$90 - $260

Night bus, bus  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the night bus from LA Downtown to Midtown FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  8h 2m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Chico 475.7 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Chico is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Chico is to fly and train which costs $140 - $380 and takes 6h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Chico, Ca. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station station and arriving at Chico Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 37m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Chico is 442 miles. The road distance is 475.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Chico without a car is to bus which takes 11h 5m and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Los Angeles to Chico, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Chico bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Los Angeles to Chico train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Chico is to bus which takes 11h 5m and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $260 and takes 15h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Chico.
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  • Distance: 442.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Chico every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 11h 5m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Chico once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $260 and the journey takes 15h 37m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Santa Ana to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Martinez Amtrak Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Room
$380 - $550
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Spring St and 1st St E to Pomona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
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.

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 Los Angeles, Ca to Chico, Ca
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from LA Downtown to Midtown
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Sacramento Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Los Angeles to Chico bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chico, Ca station.

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Los Angeles to Chico train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chico Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Chico is 476 miles. It takes approximately 8h 2m to drive from Los Angeles to Chico.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Sacramento Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Chico bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Chico. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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