There are 9 ways to get from Raleigh 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  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to San Diego (SAN) RDU - SAN

$174 - $426

8 alternative options

Fly to Los Angeles  •  7 h 28 min

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

$188 - $481

Fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 45 min

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

$218 - $442

Fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Long Beach (LGB) RDU - LGB

$224 - $455

Fly to Santa Ana  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Santa Ana (SNA) RDU - SNA

$211 - $422

Megabus, bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the Megabus from Durham 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

$251 - $504

Bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$258 - $704

Train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$378 - $1,147

Drive  •  40 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Los Angeles 2556.9 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to California is to fly which costs $170 - $430 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to California is to fly which costs $180 - $490 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and California is 2233 miles. The road distance is 2556.9 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from Raleigh to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to California. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at 1st / Broadway via Durham, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Elm @ Cesar Chavez - W - Ns, Dallas, Tx and El Monte Station - Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to California station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and California, USA?

Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Raleigh to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Los Angeles via GoDurham Station, Durham, Atlanta GA, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Downtown Dallas, Elm @ Cesar Chavez - W - Ns, Elm @ Field - W - Fs, Dallas, Tx, El Monte, Ca, and El Monte Station - Lower Level in around 2 days 14 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Baltimore, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Baltimore, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Reagan Washington, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 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 Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 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 Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Santa Ana via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Durham to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $340
Flexible
$400 - $550

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