There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Los Angeles by plane, train, bus 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 Reagan Washington to Los Angeles  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Los Angeles (LAX) DCA - LAX

$159 - $481

8 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Los Angeles  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Los Angeles (LAX) IAD - LAX

$165 - $518

Train to Baltimore, fly to Los Angeles  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) BWI - LAX

$172 - $498

Fly Reagan Washington to Burbank  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Burbank (BUR) DCA - BUR

$188 - $1,110

Fly Washington Dulles to Burbank  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Burbank (BUR) IAD - BUR

$254 - $917

Fly Washington Dulles to San Diego, train  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Diego (SAN) IAD - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$231 - $578

Train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$379 - $1,155

Bus  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$248 - $638

Drive  •  42 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Los Angeles 2654.9 miles

$260 - $380

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca via Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15 h.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Los Angeles station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

More details

The distance between Washington and Los Angeles is 2308 miles. The road distance is 2654.9 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Washington to Los Angeles without a car is to train which takes 2 days 13 h and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Washington to Los Angeles, including transfers.

More details

Washington to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington DC station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Washington to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 7 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 13 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 15 h.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 44 min.

Search flights

Washington to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

More details

Map of how to get from Washington to Los Angeles.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 2307.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Washington to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via St. Louis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Columbus, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Burbank via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Burbank via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Burbank via Boston
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Burbank via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $370
Flexible
$430 - $600

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Los Angeles is 3 h behind Washington. It is currently 11:31 PM in Washington and 8:31 PM in Los Angeles.

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Los Angeles is 2655 miles. It takes approximately 42 h 10 min to drive from Washington to Los Angeles.

Get driving directions

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

Search flights

Book your Washington to Los Angeles train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

There are 2548+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

More details