There are 6 ways to get from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Los Angeles  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Los Angeles (LAX) MEM - LAX

$142 - $382

5 alternative options

Fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Long Beach (LGB) MEM - LGB

$242 - $965

Bus  •  40 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Oklahoma City, Ok 1359
  2. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Los Angeles, Ca 1351

$179 - $467

Train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$354 - $1,070

Bus, train  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to St. Louis
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle

$336 - $950

Drive  •  28 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 1822.5 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which costs $140 - $390 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which costs $140 - $390 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Memphis and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 1620 miles. The road distance is 1822.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from Memphis, Tn and arriving at Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal via Oklahoma City, Ok, 7th / Decatur, Broadway / 5th and Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Memphis station to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at LAX via FlyAway via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) without a car is to bus which takes 40 h 36 min and costs $170 - $470.

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
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  • Distance: 1620.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Memphis, TN, USA and Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA?

Delta, Allegiant Air and three other airlines fly from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Memphis to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) via Oklahoma City, Ok, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, 5th / Broadway, Broadway / 5th, and Patsaouras Transit Plaza in around 40 h 36 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Memphis to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Memphis to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Memphis to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Memphis to Long Beach via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Memphis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Memphis to Long Beach via Dallas, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Memphis to Long Beach via Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Memphis to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Memphis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 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 St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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 Memphis, Tn to Oklahoma City, Ok
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
29 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$250 - $330

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