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Travel Information to Los Angeles from Washington, DC

distanceDistance2289 miles (3692 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£85 - £346
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £85 • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £85 • 5 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 2289 miles (3692 km) by coach, flight 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 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £85. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Greyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Washington, DC to Los Angeles.

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FAQs

How do you get from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?

There are 3 travel options from Washington, DC to Los Angeles: coach, flight or train.

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

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to Los Angeles. Tickets for a flight cost on average £85.

This is compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

A flight is £85 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Washington, DC to Los Angeles costing on average £170.

A flight is generally £261 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £346 from Washington, DC to Los Angeles.

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

The fastest way from Washington, DC to Los Angeles is by flight with an average journey time of 5 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Los Angeles from Washington, DC can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 66 h 20 min   on average.

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

How far is it from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?

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

How many services a day are there between Washington, DC and Los Angeles?

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

  • 1 train a day.

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

Where do I depart from Washington, DC? Where do I arrive in Los Angeles?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling 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:

    • Travel with Greyhound for coaches to Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greyhound Washington, DC to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for £170.
    • Alaska Airlines can take you to Los Angeles by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Alaska Airlines from Washington, DC to Los Angeles for £85.
    • Amtrak can take you to Los Angeles by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Washington, DC to Los Angeles for £346.

    Can I travel directly from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?

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

    • You'll find direct flight services to Los Angeles with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines or United with around direct flights every day.
    • You can check for a direct train to Los Angeles with with 1 direct train per day.

    As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Los Angeles tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

    What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Washington, DC to Los Angeles?

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Washington, DC to Los Angeles often extend their holiday 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 book tickets between Washington, DC and Los Angeles online to get the best deals?

    Before travelling 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:

    • The price of a coach ticket is £170 one way on average for this journey.
    • The price of a plane ticket is on average £85 one way for this route.
    • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £346 one way.

    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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