There are 11 ways to get from North Carolina to California by plane, bus, train 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 Charlotte to San Diego  •  6 h 51 min

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

$163 - $605

Cheapest option

Fly Charlotte to San Jose  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to San Jose (SJC) CLT - SJC

$145 - $656

9 alternative options

Fly Charlotte to San Francisco  •  7 h 33 min

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

$197 - $511

Fly Charlotte to Los Angeles  •  7 h 47 min

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

$189 - $513

Fly Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco  •  7 h 58 min

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

$220 - $445

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles  •  8 h 10 min

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

$192 - $487

Fly Charlotte to Sacramento  •  8 h 17 min

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

$223 - $554

Bus, Megabus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the Megabus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Downtown Dallas
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca

$235 - $478

Bus  •  2 days 10 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 17 h

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

$347 - $1,069

Drive  •  38 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Los Angeles 2432.6 miles

$230 - $350

Questions & Answers

The distance between North Carolina and California is 3540 km. The road distance is 3892 km.

The cheapest way to get from North Carolina to California is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 7 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from North Carolina to California is to fly which takes 6 h 51 min and costs $160 - $650.

No, there is no direct bus from North Carolina to California. However, there are services departing from Charlotte and arriving at 1st / Broadway via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Cbd East Tc, Dallas, Tx and El Monte Station - Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from North Carolina to California, including transfers.

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

American Airlines, Delta 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, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Downtown Dallas, Cbd East Tc, Elm @ Field - W - Fs, Dallas, Tx, El Monte, Ca, and El Monte Station - Lower Level in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 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 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 h 35 min
Frequency
6 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlotte to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Downtown Dallas
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $440

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