There are 11 ways to get from North Dakota 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 to San Diego  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Bismarck (BIS) to San Diego (SAN) BIS - SAN

$243 - $566

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Bismarck (BIS) to Los Angeles (LAX) BIS - LAX

$227 - $1,521

9 alternative options

Fly to San Jose  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bismarck (BIS) to San Jose (SJC) BIS - SJC

$255 - $1,117

Fly to Fresno  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Bismarck (BIS) to Fresno (FAT) BIS - FAT

$262 - $1,124

Fly to Sacramento  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Bismarck (BIS) to Sacramento (SMF) BIS - SMF

$283 - $1,215

Fly to Santa Ana  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Bismarck (BIS) to Santa Ana (SNA) BIS - SNA

$290 - $1,232

Bus  •  43 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Fargo, ND to Sioux Falls, SD 704
  2. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
  4. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$267 - $550

Train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Fargo Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Los Angeles, Ca 1431

$293 - $833

Train  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Fargo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$365 - $1,112

Train via Portland Union Station Amtrak  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from Fargo Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$352 - $1,050

Drive  •  29 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Fargo to Los Angeles 1858.8 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from North Dakota to California is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 29 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from North Dakota to California is to fly which costs $240 - $600 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between North Dakota and California is 1202 miles. The road distance is 1858.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from North Dakota to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from North Dakota to California station. However, there are services departing from Fargo Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

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

United Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from Bismarck to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fargo to Los Angeles via Fargo, ND, Sioux Falls, SD, Omaha, NE, Denver, CO, Denver, Co, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main & 6th in around 43 h 18 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,100
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Minneapolis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Minneapolis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Denver, San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fargo Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$350 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$420 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
Train from Fargo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h
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 Portland Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Fargo, ND to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow vehicles
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
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 Denver, Co to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$190 - $250
Bus from Portland, Or to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
21 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$180 - $240

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