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There are 9 ways to get from Missouri to California by plane, bus or car

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Fly St. Louis to Los Angeles  •  5h 42m

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

$123 - $255

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Fly St. Louis to San Diego  •  6h 5m

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

$57 - $350

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Fly Kansas City to Los Angeles  •  6h 35m

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

$80 - $212

Fly Kansas City to Oakland  •  6h 28m

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

$150 - $292

Fly Kansas City to San Francisco  •  6h 44m

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

$80 - $292

Fly St. Louis to San Francisco  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to San Francisco (SFO) STL - SFO

$98 - $405

Fly St. Louis to Long Beach  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Long Beach (LGB) STL - LGB

$217 - $347

Bus  •  35h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City to El Monte "Greyhound"

$160 - $220

Drive  •  24h 41m

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Los Angeles 1626.7 miles

$150 - $230

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The most affordable way to get from Missouri to California is to fly, which costs $75 - $300 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Missouri to California. However, there are services departing from Kansas City and arriving at Arcadia / Los Angeles via El Monte Station - Upper Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 10m.

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The distance between Missouri and California is 1442 miles. The road distance is 1626.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Missouri to California without a car is to bus which takes 35h 10m and costs $160 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Missouri to California, including transfers.

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Missouri to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Kansas City station.

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The best way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which takes 5h 42m and costs $120 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $220 and takes 35h 10m.

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Missouri to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at El Monte station.

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Map of how to get from Missouri to California.
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  • Distance: 1441.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 42m

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

Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Saint Charles to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Kansas City to El Monte once daily. Tickets cost $150 - $220 and the journey takes 34h 49m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $380
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $360
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $360
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
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.

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 to El Monte
Ave. Duration
34h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $220
Flexible
$220 - $320

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California is 2h behind Missouri. It is currently 7:11 PM in Missouri and 5:11 PM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Missouri to California is 1627 miles. It takes approximately 24h 41m to drive from Missouri to California.

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Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Missouri to Kansas City Airport is to line 229 bus which takes 54 min and costs $2.

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