There are 11 ways to get from South 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.

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Fly Charlotte to San Diego  •  6 h

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

$240 - $696

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Fly Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Los Angeles (LAX) GSP - LAX

$222 - $540

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Fly Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to San Diego (SAN) GSP - SAN

$248 - $895

Fly Charlotte to Los Angeles  •  6 h 28 min

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

$264 - $601

Fly Charlotte to San Francisco  •  6 h 48 min

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

$274 - $602

Fly Charlotte to Sacramento  •  6 h 59 min

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

$300 - $645

Bus via Dallas, Tx  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to El Monte, Ca

$249 - $610

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Savannah, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to St Louis, Mo
  4. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$278 - $706

Train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$436 - $1,333

Bus, train  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Raleigh, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  4. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$384 - $1,172

Drive  •  38 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Los Angeles 2478.7 miles

$240 - $360

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Carolina to California. However, there are services departing from Florence, SC and arriving at 1st St and Broadway W via Atlanta, Ga, Dallas, Tx and El Monte Station W. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from South Carolina to California station. However, there are services departing from Florence Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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The distance between South Carolina and California is 2172 miles. The road distance is 2478.7 miles.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from South Carolina to California, including transfers.

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South Carolina to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Florence, Sc station.

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South Carolina to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Florence Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to California is to fly which takes 6 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 7 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 22 h.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 54 min.

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South Carolina to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to California.
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  • Distance: 2171.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Rock Hill to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Los Angeles via Atlanta, Ga, Dallas, Tx, El Monte, Ca, and El Monte Station W in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Austin
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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 Florence Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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 Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
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 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
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 Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
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 Florence, Sc to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $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
Bus from Florence, Sc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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California is 3 h behind South Carolina. It is currently 2:25 AM in South Carolina and 11:25 PM in California.

South Carolina to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to California is 2479 miles. It takes approximately 38 h 56 min to drive from South Carolina to California.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Charlotte 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 South Carolina to Charlotte Airport is to taxi which takes 35 min and costs .

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