There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Los Angeles to Reagan Washington  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LAX - DCA

$158 - $482

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Fly Los Angeles to Washington Dulles  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LAX - IAD

$164 - $516

Fly Los Angeles to Baltimore, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Baltimore (BWI) LAX - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$171 - $503

Fly Burbank to Baltimore, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Baltimore (BWI) BUR - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$210 - $1,262

Train to San Diego, fly to Washington Dulles  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Washington Dulles (IAD) SAN - IAD

$233 - $575

Train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited

$376 - $1,128

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Pittsburgh, Pa 1684
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC

$255 - $612

Drive  •  42 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Washington 2653.8 miles

$260 - $380

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Washington. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Washington DC via Pittsburgh, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Washington is 2308 miles. The road distance is 2653.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Washington without a car is to train which takes 2 days 13 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Los Angeles to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Washington is to fly which takes 6 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 13 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 14 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 58 min.

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Los Angeles to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington DC station.

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  • Distance: 2307.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles to Washington via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Las Vegas, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Phoenix, Louisville
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Washington Dulles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 55 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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $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 Los Angeles, Ca to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $380
Flexible
$440 - $600

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Washington is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 9:54 AM in Los Angeles and 12:54 PM in Washington.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Washington is 2654 miles. It takes approximately 42 h 11 min to drive from Los Angeles to Washington.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 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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