There are 10 ways to get from Missouri 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 Springfield to Los Angeles  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Springfield (SGF) to Los Angeles (LAX) SGF - LAX

$243 - $928

Cheapest option

Fly Kansas City to Los Angeles  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Los Angeles (LAX) MCI - LAX

$82 - $300

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Fly Kansas City to San Diego  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to San Diego (SAN) MCI - SAN

$154 - $504

Fly St. Louis to San Diego  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to San Diego (SAN) STL - SAN

$187 - $408

Fly Kansas City to Oakland  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Oakland (OAK) MCI - OAK

$170 - $482

Fly Kansas City to San Francisco  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to San Francisco (SFO) MCI - SFO

$168 - $760

Fly St. Louis to Los Angeles  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Los Angeles (LAX) STL - LAX

$161 - $453

Bus  •  34 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$152 - $380

Train  •  35 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$220 - $700

Drive  •  25 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Los Angeles 1653.1 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which costs $80 - $300 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which costs $240 - $950 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Missouri and California is 1442 miles. The road distance is 1653.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Missouri to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Missouri to California. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Main & 1st via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 h 30 min.

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Missouri to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles station.

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Map of how to get from Missouri to California.
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  • Distance: 1441.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

Allegiant Air, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Springfield to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Kansas City to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $150 - $380 and the journey takes 34 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Omaha
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Springfield to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Flights from Springfield to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Flights from Springfield to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Springfield to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Springfield to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Springfield to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
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 Kansas City, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
34 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380

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