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.

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Fly to San Diego  •  5 h 36 min

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

$243 - $566

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Fly to Los Angeles  •  6 h 52 min

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

$227 - $1,521

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Fly to San Jose  •  6 h 4 min

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

$255 - $1,117

Fly to Fresno  •  6 h 44 min

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

$262 - $1,124

Fly to Sacramento  •  6 h 19 min

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

$283 - $1,215

Fly to Santa Ana  •  8 h 30 min

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

$290 - $1,232

Bus  •  41 h 29 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 8 h

  1. Take the train from Fargo Amtrak to Portland Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Los Angeles, Ca 1439 / ...

$298 - $833

Train  •  2 days 9 h

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

$365 - $1,112

Train via Portland Union Station  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from Fargo Amtrak to Portland Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station 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

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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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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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The best way to get from North Dakota to California without a car is to bus which takes 41 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from North Dakota to California, including transfers.

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North Dakota to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Fargo Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from North Dakota to California is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 41 h 29 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 9 h.

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There is no direct flight from Bismarck Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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California is 2 h behind North Dakota. It is currently 11:47 AM in North Dakota and 9:47 AM in California.

North Dakota to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between North Dakota to California is 1859 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 28 min to drive from North Dakota to California.

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Map of how to get from North Dakota to California.
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  • Distance: 1201.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and three 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 41 h 29 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Denver, San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Denver, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Minneapolis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,100
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to San Jose via Minneapolis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 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 46 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Bismarck to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Bismarck to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Bismarck to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Bismarck to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Bismarck to Fresno via Phoenix esa Gateway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fargo Amtrak to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
32 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Ave. Duration
13 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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
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 Portland Union Station 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
Book 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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
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 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
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Bismarck 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 Dakota to Bismarck Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs .

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