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Travel Information to Washington, DC from Los Angeles, CA

distanceDistance2289 miles (3692 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$111 - $417
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $111 (€95) • 61 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $140 (€121) • 4 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 2289 miles (3692 km) by train, bus or flight from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC.

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from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC

How to get from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alaska Airlines
12:59PM5h00
Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
08:59PMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA (DCA)
$2751One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Greyhound
06:40PM73h40
Los Angeles, CA
11:20PMWashington, DC
$1461One-way
4 transfers
Fastest
Alaska Airlines
12:59PM5h00
Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
08:59PMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA (DCA)
$2751One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Greyhound
08:30PM61h10
Los Angeles, CA
12:40PMWashington, DC
$2111One-way
3 transfers
Greyhound
10:25PM66h25
Los Angeles, CA
07:50PMWashington, DC
$1991One-way
3 transfers
Greyhound
11:20PM93h00
Los Angeles, CA
11:20PMWashington, DC
$2121One-way
5 transfers
United
08:30AM5h03
Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
04:33PMBaltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI)
$2971One-way
0 transfers
Alaska Airlines
06:00AM8h59
Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
05:59PMBaltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI)
$2821One-way
1 transfer
United
11:20PM5h10
Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
07:30AMBaltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI)
$2971One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best route to Washington from Los Angeles with United, Amtrak and American Airlines. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Amtrak is the main travel company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak travel running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by travel across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next travel journey to Washington from Los Angeles.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next travel to Washington from Los Angeles.

        FAQs: Travel from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC

        FAQs: Travel to Washington, DC easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC.
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        There are 3 options to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC including taking a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC is a bus with an average price of $111 (€95).

        This is compared to other travel options from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC:

        Taking a bus costs $29 (€25) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $140 (€121).

        Taking a bus costs $306 (€264) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $417 (€360).

        The fastest way to get to Washington, DC from Los Angeles, CA is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 47 min.

        Other travel options to Washington, DC take longer:

        Getting to Washington, DC by bus takes 61 h 10 min on average.

        Getting to Washington, DC by train takes 64 h 10 min on average.

        Washington, DC is approximately 2289 miles (3692 km) away from Los Angeles, CA.

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

        • 1 bus a day.
        • 1 train per day.

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

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

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

          • You can travel from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC by bus with Greyhound or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $111 (€95) with FlixBus from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC.
          • You can travel by plane to Washington, DC from Los Angeles, CA with United, Alaska Airlines or American Airlines, and you can find American Airlines Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC tickets for $123 (€106) on Omio.
          • You can take a train from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $417 (€360) with Amtrak from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC.

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

          • Direct services by bus with.
          • Take a direct flight with United or Alaska Airlines.
          • Direct services by train with.

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

          Looking to extend your trip from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC? Many Omio customers who go from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Newark, NJ, Baltimore, MD or Boston, MA. If you're looking to explore New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Newark, NJ, Baltimore, MD or Boston, MA from Washington, DC, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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