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from Washington, DC to Los Angeles

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

Our recommendation

To get from Washington, DC to Los Angeles on Jul 27 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:30PMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA7h16 05:46PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$2711One-way
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01:30PMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA7h16 05:46PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$2711One-way
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05:45PMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA7h32 10:17PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$2711One-way
01:30PMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA10h00 08:30PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$2711One-way
02:55PMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA7h58 07:53PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$3161One-way

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Mon
Jul 26
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$369Alaska Airlines
Tue
Jul 27
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$271gojet airlines
Wed
Jul 28
$487Amtrak
$358United
Thu
Jul 29
$402Amtrak
$359Mesa Airlines
Fri
Jul 30
$486Amtrak
$369Alaska Airlines
Sat
Jul 31
$220Amtrak
$421Alaska Airlines
Sun
Aug 1
$543Amtrak
$463American Airlines
Mon
Aug 2
$403Amtrak
$408United
Tue
Aug 3
$490Amtrak
$228United
Wed
Aug 4
$344Amtrak
$358United
Thu
Aug 5
$220Amtrak
$369Alaska Airlines
Fri
Aug 6
$276Amtrak
$421United
Sat
Aug 7
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$421gojet airlines
Sun
Aug 8
$344Amtrak
$421Alaska Airlines
Mon
Aug 9
$221Amtrak
$370Alaska Airlines
Thu
Aug 12
$216Amtrak
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Fri
Aug 13
$184Amtrak
$175United
Sat
Aug 14
$220Amtrak
$272United
Sun
Aug 15
$274Amtrak
$369Alaska Airlines

Travel Information from Washington, DC to Los Angeles

distanceDistance2289 miles (3692 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$60 - $312
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $60 (€48) • 5 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $60 (€48) • 5 h 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 2289 miles (3692 km) by bus, flight or train from Washington, DC to Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $60 (€48). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Washington, DC to Los Angeles.

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

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Washington, DC to Los Angeles. You can take a bus, flight or train.

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

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Washington, DC and in Los Angeles?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Greyhound can take you to Los Angeles by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Greyhound from Washington, DC to Los Angeles for $312 (€247).
    • Spirit Airlines can take you to Los Angeles by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Spirit Airlines from Washington, DC to Los Angeles for $60 (€48).
    • Amtrak can get you to Los Angeles by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Washington, DC to Los Angeles for $270 (€215) on Omio.
    Where should I go next after I travel from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?
    Many of our customers traveling from Washington, DC to Los Angeles don't make Los Angeles their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Los Angeles are Paris, Madrid or London, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Los Angeles to any of these top destinations today!
    How early should I purchase tickets from Washington, DC to Los Angeles online for the best deals?

    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 for this trip costs on average $312 (€247) one way.
    • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $60 (€48) one way.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $270 (€215) 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.

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

    The cheapest way to travel between Washington, DC and Los Angeles is by taking a flight with an average price of $60 (€48).

    This is compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

    Taking a flight is about $251 (€200) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $312 (€247) for this journey.

    A flight is generally $210 (€167) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $270 (€215) from Washington, DC to Los Angeles.

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

    The fastest way from Washington, DC to Los Angeles is by flight with an average journey time of 5 h 48 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Los Angeles that can usually take longer:

    In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 67 h 35 min   of travel time.

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

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Washington, DC
    Washington DC Union Station
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