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from Washington, DC to Los Angeles

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Travel Information to Los Angeles from Washington, DC

distanceDistance2289 miles (3692 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$111 - $278
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $111 (€92) • 5 h 19 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $111 (€92) • 5 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnited, Greyhound or Amtrak

Travel 2289 miles (3692 km) by flight, bus or train to Los Angeles from Washington, DC. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $111 (€92). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are United, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Washington, DC to Los Angeles.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?

There are 3 ways to travel between Washington, DC and Los Angeles including taking a flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to Los Angeles is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $111 (€92) compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

A flight is $166 (€137) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Washington, DC to Los Angeles costing on average $278 (€229).

Taking a flight is about $157 (€129) less than taking a train, which costs on average $268 (€221) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?

The quickest way to travel to Los Angeles from Washington, DC is by flight, which takes on average 5 h 19 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 67 h.

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 66 h 55 min.

What is the distance between Washington, DC and Los Angeles?

The Washington, DC to Los Angeles distance is around 2289 miles (3692 km).

How many services a day are there from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?

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

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When traveling from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, where do I depart from Washington, DC and where do I arrive in Los Angeles?

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

    Which travel operators can get me to Los Angeles from Washington, DC?

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

    • You can go to Los Angeles from Washington, DC by plane with United. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $111 (€92) with United from Washington, DC to Los Angeles on Omio.
    • You can go to Los Angeles from Washington, DC by bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $278 (€229) with Greyhound from Washington, DC to Los Angeles on Omio.
    • You can go to Los Angeles from Washington, DC by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $268 (€221) with Amtrak from Washington, DC to Los Angeles on Omio.
    Where should I go next after I travel between Washington, DC and Los Angeles?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Washington, DC to Los Angeles often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Washington, DC and Los Angeles itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Los Angeles and any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I purchase my Washington, DC to Los Angeles one way ticket online to get the best deals?

    Before traveling from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A plane ticket costs $111 (€92) one way on average for this route.
    • A bus ticket is costing on average $278 (€229) one way for this journey.
    • A train ticket for this route is costing $268 (€221) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Washington, DC to Los Angeles tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.