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

Recommended option

Fly Los Angeles to Reagan Washington  •  6 h 57 min

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

$158 - $482

8 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to Washington Dulles  •  7 h 20 min

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

$164 - $516

Fly Los Angeles to Baltimore, train  •  7 h 33 min

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

$171 - $503

Fly Burbank to Reagan Washington  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BUR - DCA

$187 - $1,111

Fly Burbank to Baltimore, train  •  9 h 16 min

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

$210 - $1,262

Train to San Diego, fly to Baltimore, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Baltimore (BWI) SAN - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$230 - $782

Train  •  2 days 12 h

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

$249 - $612

Drive  •  42 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Washington 2653.8 miles

$260 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Washington is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Washington is to fly which costs $150 - $490 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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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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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Los Angeles to Washington, including transfers.

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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. 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 Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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

Delta, American Airlines 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 Amtrak in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Las Vegas, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Denver, Columbus
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Phoenix, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Oakland, Nashville
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Las Vegas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Oakland
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
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, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Covington
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Baltimore via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Reagan Washington via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
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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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 27 min
Frequency
Once 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 Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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
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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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