There are 10 ways to get from St. Louis to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Los Angeles (LAX) STL - LAX

$159 - $452

Cheapest option

Bus  •  39 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis, MO to Los Angeles, CA 1683

$110 - $430

8 alternative options

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) STL - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W

$405 - $459

Fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Long Beach (LGB) STL - LGB

$246 - $506

Fly to Burbank  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Burbank (BUR) STL - BUR

$208 - $862

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Santa Ana (SNA) STL - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$252 - $428

Fly to San Diego, train  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to San Diego (SAN) STL - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$213 - $480

Train via Kansas City Amtrak  •  42 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$271 - $827

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle

$300 - $900

Drive  •  28 h 14 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Los Angeles 1837.6 miles

$180 - $260

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from St. Louis to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from St. Louis to Los Angeles once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $430 and the journey takes 39 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Kansas City
Avg. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Dallas
Avg. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Avg. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Sacramento
Avg. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Oakland
Avg. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas
Avg. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Oakland
Avg. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Sacramento
Avg. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Denver
Avg. Duration
10 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Kansas City, Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Denver
Avg. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
10 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via San Jose
Avg. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via Oakland
Avg. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via Sacramento
Avg. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via Dallas
Avg. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via San Francisco
Avg. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Dallas
Avg. Duration
6 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via San Jose
Avg. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt
Avg. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego
Avg. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Denver
Avg. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Las Vegas
Avg. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Kansas City
Avg. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Avg. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Phoenix
Avg. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego
Avg. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Avg. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Burbank via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Avg. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Avg. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from St. Louis to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 days 11 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$300 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W
Avg. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St. Louis, MO to Los Angeles, CA
Avg. Duration
39 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $430

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from St. Louis to Los Angeles?

The distance between St. Louis and Los Angeles is 2553 km. The road distance is 2940 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $170 and takes 39 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from St. Louis to Los Angeles?

The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 6 h 44 min and costs $320.

Is there a direct train between St. Louis and Los Angeles?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

Is there a direct bus between St. Louis and Los Angeles?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St. Louis, MO and arriving at Los Angeles, CA. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 39 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from St. Louis to Los Angeles?

It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from St. Louis to Los Angeles, including transfers.