There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to Galveston by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Los Angeles to Houston Hobby Apt  •  7 h

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

$191 - $1,013

Cheapest option

Fly Los Angeles to Houston, bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Houston (IAH) LAX - IAH
  2. Take the bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston

$151 - $663

7 alternative options

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SNA - HOU

$240 - $1,100

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Houston, bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Houston (IAH) SNA - IAH
  3. Take the bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston

$210 - $1,050

Train to San Diego, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SAN - HOU

$290 - $932

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  34 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX

Bus Greyhound Mexico, Amtrak Thruway  •  35 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  37 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Houston Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

Drive  •  25 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Galveston 1605.4 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Galveston is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 25 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Galveston is to fly which costs $190 - $1,100 and takes 7 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Galveston. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Galveston, TX via San Antonio, Tx and Houston, TX - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 15 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Galveston is 1422 miles. The road distance is 1605.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Galveston without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 34 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Los Angeles to Galveston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Galveston is to fly which takes 7 h and costs $190 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs and takes 34 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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Los Angeles to Galveston bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Galveston, TX station.

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Galveston is 2 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 6:42 PM in Los Angeles and 8:42 PM in Galveston.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Galveston is 1605 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 37 min to drive from Los Angeles to Galveston.

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  • Distance: 1422 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Los Angeles to Galveston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Galveston via San Antonio, Tx, Houston, Tx, and Houston, TX - Amtrak in around 34 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston Hobby Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston Hobby Apt via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston Hobby Apt via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston Hobby Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston Hobby Apt via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Houston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $950
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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
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 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 Houston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 10 min
Frequency
3 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
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com
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 San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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