There are 10 ways to get from Washington to Los Angeles by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Los Angeles  •  8 h 10 min

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

$161 - $484

9 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Los Angeles  •  8 h 31 min

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

$167 - $521

Train to Baltimore, fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 11 min

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

$174 - $501

Fly Reagan Washington to Burbank  •  10 h 11 min

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

$189 - $1,113

Fly Reagan Washington to Long Beach  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Long Beach (LGB) DCA - LGB

$237 - $857

Fly Washington Dulles to San Diego, train  •  11 h 54 min

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

$230 - $578

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Diego, train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Diego (SAN) BWI - SAN
  3. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$227 - $778

Train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$241 - $638

Drive  •  42 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Los Angeles 2654.9 miles

$260 - $380

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 Amtrak in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 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
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Dallas, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Austin, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Kansas City, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Atlanta, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Detroit, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Indianapolis, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Virgin America
Website
virginamerica.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Long Beach via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Washington to Los Angeles?

The distance between Washington and Los Angeles is 3692 km. The road distance is 4248 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Washington to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 8 h 31 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Washington to Los Angeles?

The quickest way to get from Washington to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $160 - $490.

Is there a direct train between Washington and Los Angeles?

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

Is there a direct bus between Washington and Los Angeles?

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.

How long does it take to get from Washington to Los Angeles?

It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Washington to Los Angeles, including transfers.