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Trip Washington D.C. Los Angeles

Plan your trip by train, bus, plane from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles

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Las Vegas
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Cincinnati
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How to get from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles?

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All modes of transport Washington D.C.-Los Angeles

For your trip from Washington D.C. (District of Columbia, United States) to Los Angeles (California, United States) with a distance of 2295 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Washington D.C. > Los Angeles will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Washington D.C. and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport, 3.1 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Los Angeles (Los Angeles International airport, IATA code: LAX) operated by United Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin America or Alaska Airlines.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles without changing trains but some trains run on lines Washington D.C.-Chicago and Chicago-Los Angeles allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains Capitol Limited of Amtrak to Chicago leave from Washington Union railway station in Washington D.C.. Arrival in Chicago will take place at Chicago station (2.2 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Chicago where the train Southwest Chief operated by Amtrak leave for Los Angeles.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Washington D.C. Los Angeles only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Las Vegas-Los Angeles.
You will board a coach of FlixBus or MegaBus - US in Las Vegas. The bus will drop you off at Los Angeles Union Station bus station (181.4 mi from Los Angeles, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at RTC South Strip Transfer Terminal Bay bus station (4.7 mi from Las Vegas) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Los Angeles.

Which carriers to travel between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles?

Airlines
United Airlines carries out a flight from Dulles International IAD airport situated 23.6 mi away from the city centre of Washington D.C. to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
US Airways flies on the route from Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport (located 3.1 mi from Washington D.C., United States) to Las Vegas (serving McCarran International LAS airport)
American Airlines schedules the flight from Dulles International IAD airport situated 23.6 mi away from the city centre of Washington D.C. to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Frontier Airlines ensures the flight routes from Dulles International IAD airport (located 23.6 mi from Washington D.C., United States) to Cincinnati (serving Cincinnati Northern Kentucky CVG airport) and from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky CVG airport situated 13.7 mi away from the city centre of Cincinnati to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Delta Air Lines carries out the flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport (located 3.1 mi from Washington D.C., United States) to Cincinnati (serving Cincinnati Northern Kentucky CVG airport) and from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky CVG airport situated 13.7 mi away from the city centre of Cincinnati to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Virgin America flies on the route from Dulles International IAD airport (located 23.6 mi from Washington D.C., United States) to Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Southwest Airlines schedules the following flights: from Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport situated 3.1 mi away from the city centre of Washington D.C. to Chicago (arrival at Midway International MDW airport) and from Midway International MDW airport (located 6.8 mi from Chicago, United States) to Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Spirit Airlines ensures the flight route from O'Hare International ORD airport situated 16.2 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Alaska Airlines carries out a flight from Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport (located 3.1 mi from Washington D.C., United States) to Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of RTC South Strip Transfer Terminal Bay in Las Vegas and to the one of Los Angeles (California United States)
MegaBus - US is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Las Vegas (serving RTC South Strip Transfer Terminal Bay bus station at 4.7 mi from centre) and the city of Los Angeles where the coach will drop you off at Los Angeles Union Station station situated at about 181.4 mi from Los Angeles city centre.
Railway companies
Amtrak provides rail connections Washington D.C.-Chicago with the train Capitol Limited from Washington Union railway station (1.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Chicago at arrival (2.2 mi from centre) and from Chicago to Los Angeles with the train Southwest Chief which leaves Chicago station to arrive at Los Angeles railway station (California United States)

Stop cities from Washington D.C. or cities to visit near Los Angeles

When travelling from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. by plane, bus, train, you might have to change at Cincinnati, Chicago, Las Vegas (United States). If you have some time on your way to Los Angeles or back to Washington D.C., this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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