There are 12 ways to get from Maryland to California 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 Baltimore to San Diego  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Diego (SAN) BWI - SAN

$145 - $559

Cheapest option

Fly Baltimore to Los Angeles  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) BWI - LAX

$119 - $354

10 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to Los Angeles  •  8 h 14 min

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

$161 - $485

Fly Baltimore to Oakland  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Oakland (OAK) BWI - OAK

$172 - $567

Fly Washington Dulles to San Diego  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Diego (SAN) IAD - SAN

$205 - $513

Fly Baltimore to San Francisco  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Francisco (SFO) BWI - SFO

$189 - $485

Fly Washington Dulles to Los Angeles  •  9 h 11 min

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

$169 - $528

Fly Washington Dulles to San Francisco  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Francisco (SFO) IAD - SFO

$189 - $519

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$430 - $1,315

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$272 - $708

Train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$392 - $1,225

Drive  •  42 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Los Angeles 2657.3 miles

$260 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maryland to California is to fly which costs $110 - $360 and takes 7 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maryland to California is to fly which costs $140 - $600 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The distance between Maryland and California is 2275 miles. The road distance is 2657.3 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Maryland to California, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Maryland station to California station. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15 h.

More details

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

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and four other airlines fly from Glen Burnie to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Washington Union Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 15 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Eagle
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h
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 Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 13 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$240 - $400
Flexible
$470 - $650

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