There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to Culiacán by train, plane, night bus, bus or car

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Train to Tijuana, fly to Culiacan  •  8 h

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

$98 - $482

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Night bus, bus  •  29 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9451 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Culiacán

$75 - $155

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Fly Los Angeles to Culiacan  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Culiacan (CUL) LAX - CUL

$139 - $473

Night bus to Mexicali, fly to Culiacan  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Calexico, Ca
  2. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Culiacan (CUL) MXL - CUL

$101 - $362

Fly Los Angeles to Mazatlan, bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mazatlan (MZT) LAX - MZT
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán

$170 - $793

Train, bus  •  26 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street 95
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Culiacán

$94 - $239

Bus via Baldwin Park station  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Baldwin Park to Culiacán

$178 - $180

Bus  •  28 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Culiacán

$152

Drive  •  19 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Culiacán 1162.5 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Culiacán is to night bus and bus which costs $75 - $160 and takes 29 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Culiacán is to fly which costs $130 - $480 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Culiacán. However, there are services departing from 7th / Maple and arriving at Culiacán via Huntington Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 47 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Culiacán is 919 miles. The road distance is 1162.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Culiacán without a car is to train and bus which takes 26 h 36 min and costs $90 - $240.

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It takes approximately 8 h to get from Los Angeles to Culiacán, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Culiacán bus services, operated by TAP Royal International, depart from Huntington Park station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Culiacán is to fly which takes 7 h 28 min and costs $130 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $178 - $180 and takes 28 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Culiacan Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Los Angeles to Culiacán bus services, operated by TAP Royal International, arrive at Culiacán station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Culiacán.
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  • Distance: 918.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

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

Volaris, Interjet and six other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Culiacán hourly. Alternatively, TAP Royal International operates a bus from Los Angeles to Culiacán twice daily. Tickets cost $172 and the journey takes 26 h 30 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Los Angeles to Culiacan via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Culiacan via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Mexicali to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Los Angeles to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to Culiacan via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Culiacan via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mazatlan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Mazatlan via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mazatlan
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 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 Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
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
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $25
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GotoBus
Plus
$11 - $16
Platinum
$17 - $22
Ejecutivo
$18 - $25
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
19 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$45 - $70
Platinum
$70 - $90
Ejecutivo
$80 - $120
YCAT
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Baldwin Park to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
26 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$172
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
27 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
taproyal.com
TAP

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Culiacán is 1 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 7:58 AM in Los Angeles and 8:58 AM in Culiacán.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Culiacán is 1163 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 31 min to drive from Los Angeles to Culiacán.

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Interjet, Viva Aerobus and Volaris offer flights from Tijuana Airport to Culiacan Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Culiacán. Prices start at $27 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 $6 - $8.

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