How to travel from Washington, DC to Los Angeles

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from Washington, DC to Los Angeles

You can get from Washington, DC to Los Angeles by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Washington, DC to Los Angeles on Oct 03 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMDulles International Airport, VA5h34 08:34PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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3911One-way
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04:05PMUnion Station88h30 05:35AMUnion Station
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05:35PMDulles International Airport, VA5h34 08:09PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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3911One-way
09:15AMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA5h32 11:47AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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3911One-way
09:00AMDulles International Airport, VA5h41 11:41AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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3911One-way

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Travel Information from Washington, DC to Los Angeles

distanceDistance2289 miles (3692 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$257 - $291
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $257 (€243) • 66 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $291 (€275) • 5 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 2289 miles (3692 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Washington, DC and Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $257 (€243). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Washington, DC to Los Angeles.

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Washington, DC to Los Angeles: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to Los Angeles is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $257 (€243) compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

Taking a bus is about $34 (€32) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $291 (€275) for this route.

Taking a bus is about $20 (€19) less than taking a train, which costs on average $276 (€262) for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Los Angeles from Washington, DC is by flight, which takes on average 5 h 13 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 66 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 66 h 55 min   on average.

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

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

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Los Angeles from Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC to Los Angeles:

    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 bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $257 (€243) with Greyhound from Washington, DC to Los Angeles on Omio.
    • You can travel by plane from Washington, DC to Los Angeles with United, and you can find United Washington, DC to Los Angeles tickets for $291 (€275) on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Washington, DC to Los Angeles with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $276 (€262) with Amtrak from Washington, DC to 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!

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

    • A bus ticket costs $257 (€243) one way on average for this journey.
    • A plane ticket is costing on average $291 (€275) one way for this journey.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $276 (€262) one way for this journey.

    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.

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