There are 7 ways to get from New Mexico to California by plane, train, bus 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 to San Diego  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to San Diego (SAN) ABQ - SAN

$143 - $384

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Los Angeles, Ca 1333 / ...

$93 - $215

5 alternative options

Fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Los Angeles (LAX) ABQ - LAX

$107 - $709

Fly to Oakland  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Oakland (OAK) ABQ - OAK

$190 - $422

Fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to San Francisco (SFO) ABQ - SFO

$147 - $420

Train  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$120 - $350

Drive  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Albuquerque to Los Angeles 791.6 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Mexico to California is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Mexico to California is to fly which costs $140 - $390 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between New Mexico and California is 735 miles. The road distance is 791.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from New Mexico to California, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 44 min.

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What companies run services between New Mexico, USA and California, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Albuquerque to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albuquerque to Los Angeles once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $350 and the journey takes 16 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Albuquerque to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$480 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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