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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Marfa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Los Angeles, bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Midland/Odessa (MAF) LAX - MAF
  2. Take the bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX

$240 - $476

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Train  •  21h 14m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Alpine Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...

$187 - $453

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Fly from Burbank, bus  •  11h 13m

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Midland/Odessa (MAF) BUR - MAF
  2. Take the bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX

$242 - $904

Bus  •  25h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Ft Stockton, Tx Tijuana-Reynosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX Midland

Bus via Anaheim Street Station  •  28h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Long Beach to Ft Stockton, Tx Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo
  2. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX Midland

Drive  •  16h 31m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Marfa 1001 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Marfa is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 16h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Marfa is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $480 and takes 10h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Marfa. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Marfa, TX via Ft Stockton, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 50m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Marfa is 875 miles. The road distance is 1001 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Marfa without a car is to train which takes 21h 14m and costs $180 - $460.

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It takes approximately 10h 50m to get from Los Angeles to Marfa, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Marfa bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Marfa is to train which takes 21h 14m and costs $180 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Los Angeles Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Los Angeles to Marfa bus services, operated by All Aboard America, arrive at Marfa, TX station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Marfa.
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  • Distance: 875 miles
  • Duration: 10h 50m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Marfa 6 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $400 and the journey takes 20h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Marfa via Ft Stockton, Tx in around 25h 50m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Midland/Odessa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas, Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Phoenix, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Sacramento, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Midland/Odessa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Midland/Odessa via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Midland/Odessa via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Alpine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
All Aboard America
Website
allaboardamerica.com
Bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
allaboardamerica.com
Bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
allaboardamerica.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Long Beach to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $250

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Marfa is 2h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 8:42 AM in Los Angeles and 10:42 AM in Marfa.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Marfa is 1001 miles. It takes approximately 16h 31m to drive from Los Angeles to Marfa.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Marfa. Prices start at $100 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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