There are 10 ways to get from Louisiana to California 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 New Orleans to San Diego  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to San Diego (SAN) MSY - SAN

$167 - $589

Cheapest option

Fly New Orleans to Los Angeles  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Los Angeles (LAX) MSY - LAX

$128 - $357

8 alternative options

Fly Lake Charles to San Diego  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Lake Charles (LCH) to San Diego (SAN) LCH - SAN

$294 - $1,228

Fly Shreveport to San Diego  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Shreveport (SHV) to San Diego (SAN) SHV - SAN

$312 - $1,238

Fly New Orleans to Oakland  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Oakland (OAK) MSY - OAK

$202 - $553

Fly New Orleans to San Francisco  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to San Francisco (SFO) MSY - SFO

$197 - $595

Bus Greyhound USA  •  44 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to El Monte, Ca

$199 - $501

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  44 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to San Antonio, TX
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...

$152 - $259

Train  •  46 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited

$240 - $750

Drive  •  30 h 32 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Los Angeles 1902.6 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Louisiana to California is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 30 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Louisiana to California is to fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Louisiana and California is 1592 miles. The road distance is 1902.6 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Louisiana to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Louisiana to California station. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station via Houston, Tx, Ft Worth, Tx and El Monte Station - Upper Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 46 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Louisiana, USA and California, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kenner to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Houston, Tx, Ft Worth, Tx, El Monte, Ca, and El Monte Station - Upper Level in around 44 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Lake Charles to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Lake Charles to San Diego via Houston, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Lake Charles to San Diego via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Shreveport to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Shreveport to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Lake Charles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Lake Charles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Lake Charles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shreveport to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Shreveport to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
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 New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Houston, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to El Monte, Ca
Ave. Duration
29 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $330
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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