There are 12 ways to get from Maryland to California by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Baltimore to San Diego  •  7 h 30 min

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

$145 - $559

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Fly Baltimore to Los Angeles  •  7 h 49 min

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

$119 - $354

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Fly Baltimore to San Francisco  •  7 h 55 min

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

$189 - $485

Fly Reagan Washington to Los Angeles  •  8 h 10 min

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

$161 - $485

Fly Reagan Washington to San Francisco  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to San Francisco (SFO) DCA - SFO

$171 - $566

Fly Washington Dulles to San Diego  •  8 h 57 min

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

$205 - $513

Fly Washington Dulles to Los Angeles  •  9 h 22 min

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

$169 - $528

Fly Washington Dulles to San Francisco  •  9 h 30 min

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

$189 - $519

Train via Washington Union Station  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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 to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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

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

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

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The best way to get from Maryland to California without a car is to train which takes 2 days 15 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Maryland to California, including transfers.

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Maryland to California train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Maryland to California is to fly which takes 7 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 15 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 16 h.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 30 min.

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California is 3 h behind Maryland. It is currently 10:58 AM in Maryland and 7:58 AM in California.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Maryland to California is 2657 miles. It takes approximately 42 h 8 min to drive from Maryland to California.

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Map of how to get from Maryland to California.
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  • Distance: 2274.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three 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 and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 15 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 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 Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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 25 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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 Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 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 Baltimore Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times 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

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 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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