There are 10 ways to get from Missouri to California by plane, car, bus or train

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 Kansas City to San Diego  •  5 h 50 min

  1. MCI - SAN

$154 - $504

Cheapest option

Fly Kansas City to Los Angeles  •  6 h 24 min

  1. MCI - LAX

$84 - $302

8 alternative options

Fly St. Louis to San Diego  •  6 h 14 min

  1. STL - SAN

$186 - $407

Fly Kansas City to Oakland  •  6 h 19 min

  1. MCI - OAK

$170 - $482

Fly St. Louis to Los Angeles  •  6 h 58 min

  1. STL - LAX

$162 - $455

Fly Kansas City to San Francisco  •  6 h 38 min

  1. MCI - SFO

$168 - $760

Drive to Fayetteville, fly to Los Angeles  •  6 h 48 min

  1. XNA - LAX

$311 - $980

Bus  •  34 h 25 min

  1. 1683

$152 - $380

Train  •  35 h 30 min

  1. Southwest Chief

$220 - $700

Drive  •  25 h 8 min

  1. 1653.1 miles

$160 - $240

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Kansas City to San Diego 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
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 St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Fayetteville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Missouri and California is 2307 km. The road distance is 2645 km.

The cheapest way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 6 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $150 - $550.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Missouri to California. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Spring & 2nd via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Missouri to California, including transfers.