Travel from Michigan to California

Train, bus or fly from Michigan to California?

Spirit Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Livonia to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Los Angeles via Detroit Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 2 h.

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How to get from Michigan to California

ModeDurationPrice
From Livonia taxi to Michigan & Middlebelt, line 261 bus to Detroit airport, fly to San Diego airport, then line 992 bus to San Diego.6 h 39 min$291
From Livonia taxi to Michigan & Middlebelt, line 261 bus to Detroit airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to Oakland.6 h 53 min$269
From Livonia taxi to Michigan & Middlebelt, line 261 bus to Detroit airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco.7 h 1 min$266
From Livonia taxi to Michigan & Middlebelt, line 261 bus to Detroit airport, fly to Los Angeles airport, then bus to Los Angeles.7 h 28 min$209
From Division & Library line 6 bus to Kentwood Station - Woodland, line 17 bus to Grand Rapids airport, fly to San Diego airport, then line 992 bus to San Diego.9 h 5 min$423
From Livonia taxi to Michigan & Middlebelt, line 261 bus to Detroit airport, fly to Santa Ana airport, bus to Walnut-Calle De Las Estrellas, line 83 bus to Harbor-East Shuttle Area, then line 43 bus to Anaheim.8 h 27 min$314
From Jefferson & Brush line 053 bus to Detroit Amtrak, train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, then train to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.2 days 2 h$696
From Detroit, MI bus to Columbus, OH, bus to 7th / Decatur, then line 18 bus to 5th / San Pedro.2 days 7 h$258
From Detroit drive to Los Angeles.35 h 54 min$277

How long does it take to get from Michigan to California?

It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Michigan to California, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Michigan and California?

No, there is no direct bus from Michigan to California. However, there are services departing from Detroit, MI and arriving at 5th / San Pedro via Columbus, OH and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

Operators from Michigan to California

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Southeast Michigan SMART+1 866-962-5515Southeast Michigan SMART
Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines
DeltaDelta
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
San Diego Metro TransitSan Diego Metro Transit
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
BARTBART
Air CanadaAir Canada
LAX FlyAwayLAX FlyAway
Rapid TransportRapid Transport
Gray Line AH(714) 978-8855Gray Line AH
Orange County TransportationOrange County Transportation
Detroit Department of TransportationDetroit Department of Transportation
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Metro Los AngelesMetro Los Angeles