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

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Fly Kansas City to San Diego  •  5h 53m

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

$78 - $394

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Fly Kansas City to Los Angeles  •  6h 29m

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

$30 - $242

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Fly St. Louis to San Diego  •  6h 6m

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

$497 - $2,008

Fly Kansas City to Oakland  •  6h 32m

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

$170 - $662

Fly Kansas City to San Francisco  •  6h 44m

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

$114 - $466

Fly St. Louis to Los Angeles  •  6h 42m

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

$193 - $406

Bus  •  34h 37m

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

$173 - $232

Train  •  36h 24m

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

$160 - $240

Drive  •  25h 8m

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Los Angeles 1653.2 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which costs $30 - $250 and takes 6h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which costs $75 - $400 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Missouri to California station. However, there are services departing from Metro Center On Main At 12Th St Sb and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via Kansas City Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 24m.

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The distance between Missouri and California is 1442 miles. The road distance is 1653.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Missouri to California without a car is to bus which takes 34h 37m and costs $170 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Missouri to California, including transfers.

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Missouri to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Kansas City Union Station.

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The best way to get from Missouri to California is to fly which takes 5h 53m and costs $75 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $240 and takes 34h 37m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $240 and takes 36h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Missouri to California.
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  • Distance: 1441.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Kansas City to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Kansas City, Mo to Los Angeles, Ca twice daily. Tickets cost $160 - $220 and the journey takes 34h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
35h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Premium
$450 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$350 - $550
Business Seat
$380 - $550
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.

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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 Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
34h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $220
Flexible
$230 - $330

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California is 2h behind Missouri. It is currently 4:25 AM in Missouri and 2:25 AM in California.

Missouri to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Missouri to California is 1653 miles. It takes approximately 25h 8m to drive from Missouri to California.

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American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are eight+ 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 51 min and costs $2.

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