How to travel from Los Angeles to Washington, DC

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Travel Information between Los Angeles and Washington, DC

distanceDistance2289 miles (3692 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $352
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€5) • 62 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $352 (€338) • 4 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnited or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 2289 miles (3692 km) between Los Angeles and Washington, DC. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Los Angeles to Washington, DC.

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There are 4 ways to travel to Washington, DC from Los Angeles including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Washington, DC from Los Angeles is by taking a bus, which costs on average $5 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Washington, DC:

Taking a bus is usually $346 (€333) less than taking a flight to Washington, DC, which costs on average $352 (€338) for the same trip.

A bus is $286 (€275) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Los Angeles to Washington, DC costing on average $292 (€280).

The fastest way from Los Angeles to Washington, DC is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 43 min.

There are alternative travel options to Washington, DC that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 62 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 64 h 10 min.

You should expect to travel around 2289 miles (3692 km) between Los Angeles and Washington, DC.

The average frequency per day from Los Angeles to Washington, DC is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Washington, DC from Los Angeles as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Los Angeles to Washington, DC:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Los Angeles to Washington, DC:

    • You can travel between Los Angeles and Washington, DC by flight with United. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $352 (€338) with United from Los Angeles to Washington, DC.
    • You can travel by train from Los Angeles to Washington, DC with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Los Angeles to Washington, DC tickets for $292 (€280) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Los Angeles to Washington, DC with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct flight with Alaska Airlines or American Airlines.
    • You can book a direct train with.

    Direct services to Washington, DC tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Los Angeles to Washington, DC often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Los Angeles and Washington, DC itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Washington, DC and any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost $5 (€5) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost $352 (€338) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing $292 (€280) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Los Angeles to Washington, DC online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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