There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tennessee 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 Memphis  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Memphis (MEM) LAX - MEM

$161 - $407

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Fly Los Angeles to Nashville  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Nashville (BNA) LAX - BNA

$173 - $565

Fly Los Angeles to Chattanooga  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chattanooga (CHA) LAX - CHA

$224 - $370

Fly Los Angeles to Knoxville  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Knoxville (TYS) LAX - TYS

$321 - $538

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Chattanooga  •  9 h 16 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 Chattanooga (CHA) SNA - CHA

$263 - $917

Train, bus, night bus  •  45 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn

$289 - $823

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to St Louis, Mo 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn 1163 / ...

$209 - $520

Train, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn 1163 / ...

$337 - $978

Drive  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Nashville 2013.6 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Tennessee. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Nashville, Tn via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Tennessee is 1817 miles. The road distance is 2013.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tennessee without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 45 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Los Angeles to Tennessee, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Tennessee 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 Tennessee is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Memphis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 42 min.

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Los Angeles to Tennessee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Nashville, Tn station.

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Tennessee is 2 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 3:44 AM in Los Angeles and 5:44 AM in Tennessee.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Tennessee is 2014 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 15 min to drive from Los Angeles to Tennessee.

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  • Distance: 1817.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

Allegiant Air, Delta and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to New South Memphis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Nashville via St Louis, Mo in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Chattanooga via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Chattanooga via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Santa Ana to Chattanooga via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Chattanooga via Las Vegas, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Chattanooga via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Chattanooga via Las Vegas, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $750
Flights from Santa Ana to Chattanooga via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Chattanooga via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Chattanooga via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Santa Ana to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Memphis
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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
46 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 Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
44 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $290
Flexible
$330 - $440

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Allegiant Air, Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Memphis Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Tennessee bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Tennessee. Prices start at $59 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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