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

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Fly Charlotte to San Diego  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to San Diego (SAN) CLT - SAN

$163 - $605

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Fly Charlotte to Los Angeles  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Los Angeles (LAX) CLT - LAX

$181 - $502

Fly Charlotte to San Francisco  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to San Francisco (SFO) CLT - SFO

$197 - $511

Fly Charlotte to Sacramento  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Sacramento (SMF) CLT - SMF

$223 - $554

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Los Angeles (LAX) RDU - LAX

$184 - $476

Fly Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to San Francisco (SFO) RDU - SFO

$220 - $445

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$254 - $650

Train  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited

$340 - $1,060

Drive  •  38 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Los Angeles 2432.6 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from North Carolina to California is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from North Carolina to California is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from North Carolina to California. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Main / 1st via Atlanta, Ga, St Louis, Mo and Main / 7th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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The distance between North Carolina and California is 2213 miles. The road distance is 2432.6 miles.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 11 h and costs $250 - $650.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from North Carolina to California, including transfers.

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North Carolina to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to California is to fly which takes 7 h 2 min and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $650 and takes 2 days 11 h, you could also train, which costs $340 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 18 h.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 7 min.

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North Carolina 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 North Carolina to California.
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  • Distance: 2212.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between North Carolina, USA and California, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Charlotte to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Atlanta, Ga, St Louis, Mo, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main / 7th in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
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 Charlotte Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
17 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
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 Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
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 3 h behind North Carolina. It is currently 12:36 AM in North Carolina and 9:36 PM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between North Carolina to California is 2433 miles. It takes approximately 38 h 20 min to drive from North Carolina to California.

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Delta, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Charlotte 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 North Carolina to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs $1 - $2.

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