There are 10 ways to get from Texas to California by plane, tram, bus, night 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 Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to San Diego (SAN) DFW - SAN

$135 - $592

Cheapest option

Fly El Paso to Los Angeles  •  4 h 34 min

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

$108 - $410

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Fly San Antonio to San Diego  •  4 h 49 min

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

$193 - $854

Fly Austin to San Diego  •  4 h 42 min

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

$123 - $556

Fly Dallas to San Diego  •  4 h 56 min

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

$138 - $448

Fly Ciudad Juarez to Tijuana, tram  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Ciudad Juarez (CJS) to Tijuana (TIJ) CJS - TIJ
  2. Take the tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to City College Station

$123 - $604

Bus  •  32 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9095 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1419

$145 - $380

Night bus, bus  •  35 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9389 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...

$135 - $250

Train  •  36 h 40 min

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

$200 - $650

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 $130 - $600 and takes 3 h 36 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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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Texas to California, including transfers.

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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 32 h 49 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 nearest airport to California is Fresno (FAT) Airport which is 53.9 miles away. Other nearby airports include Bakersfield (BFL) (89.4 miles), San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) (146.8 miles), Santa Barbara (SBA) (169.5 miles) and Burbank (BUR) (175.6 miles).

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Texas to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Magnolia Tc station.

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Map of how to get from Texas to California.
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  • Distance: 1154 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Arlington 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 32 h 49 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas to San Diego via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from El Paso to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Dallas to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from San Ysidro/Intl Border to City College Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
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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 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
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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