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

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Fly to San Diego  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to San Diego (SAN) BNA - SAN

$164 - $485

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Los Angeles (LAX) BNA - LAX

$162 - $552

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Fly to Oakland  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Oakland (OAK) BNA - OAK

$201 - $563

Fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to San Francisco (SFO) BNA - SFO

$188 - $421

Fly to Long Beach  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Long Beach (LGB) BNA - LGB

$214 - $1,104

Fly to Santa Ana  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Santa Ana (SNA) BNA - SNA

$181 - $461

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to St Louis, Mo 4700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$206 - $527

Bus, train via Canal & Adams  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Southwest Chief

$316 - $910

Bus, train  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to St Louis, Mo 4700 / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Los Angeles Union Station Texas Eagle

$337 - $986

Drive  •  31 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Nashville to Los Angeles 2015 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Nashville to California is to fly which costs $160 - $490 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nashville to California is to fly which costs $160 - $490 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nashville to California. However, there are services departing from Nashville, Tn and arriving at Main / 1st via St Louis, Mo and Main / 7th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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The distance between Nashville and California is 1780 miles. The road distance is 2015 miles.

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The best way to get from Nashville to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 1 h and costs $200 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Nashville to California, including transfers.

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Nashville to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Nashville, Tn station.

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The best way to get from Nashville to California is to fly which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $160 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $550 and takes 2 days 1 h.

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The quickest flight from Nashville Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 30 min.

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Nashville to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Nashville to California.
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  • Distance: 1779.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Nashville, TN, USA and California, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Nashville to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nashville to Los Angeles via St Louis, Mo, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main / 7th in around 2 days 1 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Long Beach via Kansas City, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Long Beach via Dallas, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Santa Ana via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $750
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 Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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 Nashville, Tn to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $440

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California is 2 h behind Nashville. It is currently 3:45 AM in Nashville and 1:45 AM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Nashville to California is 2015 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 17 min to drive from Nashville to California.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Nashville Airport to San Diego Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Nashville to Nashville Airport is to line 18 bus which takes 32 min and costs $2.

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