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There are 10 ways to get from Texas to California by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly El Paso to San Diego  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to San Diego (SAN) ELP - SAN

$124 - $384

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Fly El Paso to Los Angeles  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Los Angeles (LAX) ELP - LAX

$102 - $402

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Fly San Antonio to San Diego  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to San Diego (SAN) SAT - SAN

$193 - $854

Fly Austin to San Diego  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Diego (SAN) AUS - SAN

$123 - $556

Fly Dallas to San Diego  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to San Diego (SAN) DAL - SAN

$138 - $449

Fly Ciudad Juarez to Tijuana  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Ciudad Juarez (CJS) to Tijuana (TIJ) CJS - TIJ

$121 - $565

Bus Greyhound USA  •  33 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9087 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1419

$145 - $380

Train  •  36 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited

$200 - $650

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  37 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...

Drive  •  24 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Los Angeles 1554.3 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Texas to California is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 24 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Texas to California is to fly which costs $120 - $390 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Texas to California. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at 5th / San Pedro via San Antonio, Tx and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 36 h 40 min.

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The distance between Texas and California is 1154 miles. The road distance is 1554.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Texas to California without a car is to bus which takes 33 h 5 min and costs $140 - $380.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Texas to California, including transfers.

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Texas to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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Texas to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Texas to California is to fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs $120 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $380 and takes 33 h 5 min, you could also train, which costs $200 - $650 and takes 36 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Texas to California.
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  • Distance: 1154 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Texas, USA and California, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from El Paso to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Los Angeles via San Antonio, Tx, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 33 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from El Paso to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from El Paso to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from El Paso to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from El Paso to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $6,000
Flights from El Paso to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $950
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $650
Room
$750 - $1,100
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from El Paso Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Texas to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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California is 2 h behind Texas. It is currently 10:38 AM in Texas and 8:38 AM in California.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Texas to California is 1554 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 46 min to drive from Texas to California.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from El Paso 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 Texas to El Paso Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 44 min and costs $2.

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