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There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SEA - LAX

$53 - $214

4 alternative options

Fly to Long Beach, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Long Beach (LGB) SEA - LGB
  2. Take the bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal

$93 - $297

Bus  •  28 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Los Angeles, Ca 1431 / ...

$118 - $286

Train  •  36 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$185 - $525

Drive  •  19 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 1148.5 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which costs $50 - $220 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which costs $50 - $220 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal via 7th / Decatur, Broadway / 5th and Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 19 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 971 miles. The road distance is 1148.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 19 min and costs $110 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX), including transfers.

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Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $50 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $290 and takes 28 h 19 min, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 36 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
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  • Distance: 971.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) every 3 hours. Tickets cost $100 - $270 and the journey takes 27 h 5 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Long Beach via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Seattle to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Seattle to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Seattle to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
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 Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
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 Seattle, Wa to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
27 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $270

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 1149 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 24 min to drive from Seattle to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Seattle Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2309+ hotels available in Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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