New York to Los Angeles One-Way Campervan Rental

Planning a road trip from New York to Los Angeles? Travel coast to coast in a one-way campervan rental.

Use our comparison tool above to check prices and availability from local campervan rental companies.

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Britz 4-Berth Class C non-slide

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El Monte RV C28 Class C

C28 Class C

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Big Sur CA

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Road Bear 28-30ft Class C

28-30ft Class C

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New York to Los Angeles One Way Itinerary

Part One: New York City, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Distance: Approximately 153 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 to 2 hours

Attractions:

  • Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia
  • Liberty Bell Center
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (home to the Rocky Steps)

Part Two: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Baltimore, Maryland

Distance: Approximately 161 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 to 2 hours

Attractions:

  • Inner Harbor in Baltimore
  • National Aquarium
  • Fort McHenry National Monument

Part Three: Baltimore, Maryland to Washington, D.C.

Distance: Approximately 64 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1 hour

Attractions:

  • National Mall in Washington, D.C.
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Smithsonian Museums (e.g., National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History)

Part Four: Washington, D.C. to Richmond, Virginia

Distance: Approximately 177 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2 hours

Attractions:

  • Virginia State Capitol in Richmond
  • Maymont
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Part Five: Richmond, Virginia to Raleigh, North Carolina

Distance: Approximately 225 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2.5 to 3 hours

Attractions:

  • North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
  • Pullen Park
  • William B. Umstead State Park

Part Six: Raleigh, North Carolina to Charlotte, North Carolina

Distance: Approximately 266 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2.5 to 3 hours

Attractions:

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
  • Discovery Place Science
  • Freedom Park

Part Seven: Charlotte, North Carolina to Atlanta, Georgia:

Distance: Approximately 394 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 3.5 to 4 hours

Attractions:

  • Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Part Eight: Atlanta, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama

Distance: Approximately 241 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2.5 to 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Vulcan Park and Museum
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Part Nine: Birmingham, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi

Distance: Approximately 338 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 3.5 to 4 hours

Attractions:

  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson
  • Mississippi Children's Museum
  • LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Part Ten: Jackson, Mississippi to Shreveport, Louisiana

Distance: Approximately 298 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 3 to 3.5 hours

Attractions:

  • R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport
  • Louisiana Boardwalk
  • Shreveport Aquarium

Part Eleven: Shreveport, Louisiana to Dallas, Texas

Distance: Approximately 290 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 3 hours

Attractions:

  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas
  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Dallas World Aquarium

Part Twelve: Dallas, Texas to Fort Worth, Texas

Distance: Approximately 48 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • Sundance Square

Part Thirteen: Fort Worth, Texas to Abilene, Texas

Distance: Approximately 282 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2.5 to 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Frontier Texas! in Abilene
  • Grace Museum
  • Abilene Zoo

Part Fourteen: Abilene, Texas to Lubbock, Texas

Distance: Approximately 266 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2.5 to 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock
  • National Ranching Heritage Center
  • Texas Tech University

Part Fifteen: Lubbock, Texas to Amarillo, Texas

Distance: Approximately 193 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2 hours

Attractions:

  • Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo
  • Big Texan Steak Ranch
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Part Sixteen: Amarillo, Texas to Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Distance: Approximately 177 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 to 2 hours

Attractions:

  • Blue Hole in Santa Rosa
  • Route 66 Auto Museum
  • Park Lake

Part Seventeen: Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Distance: Approximately 193 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2 hours

Attractions:

  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park
  • Old Town Albuquerque
  • Petroglyph National Monument

Part Eighteen: Albuquerque, New Mexico to Gallup, New Mexico

Distance: Approximately 209 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2 to 2.5 hours

Attractions:

  • Red Rock Park in Gallup
  • Rex Museum
  • El Morro National Monument

Part Nineteen: Gallup, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona

Distance: Approximately 282 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2.5 to 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Part Twenty: Flagstaff, Arizona to Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Distance: Approximately 129 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 to 2 hours

Attractions:

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • South Rim Trail
  • Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

Part Twenty-One: Grand Canyon Village, Arizona to Kingman, Arizona

Distance: Approximately 274 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2.5 to 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Historic Route 66 in Kingman
  • Mohave Museum of History and Arts
  • Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course

Part Twenty-Two: Kingman, Arizona to Hoover Dam, Nevada

Distance: Approximately 113 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 hours

Attractions:

  • Hoover Dam
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

Part Twenty-Three: Hoover Dam, Nevada to Las Vegas, Nevada

Distance: Approximately 48 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 45 minutes

Attractions:

  • The Las Vegas Strip
  • Bellagio Fountains
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Part Twenty-Four: Las Vegas, Nevada to Los Angeles, California

Distance: Approximately 435 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 4 to 4.5 hours

Attractions in Los Angeles:

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Griffith Observatory

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my motorhome come with unlimited mileage?

The majority of campervan rental suppliers in the US do not offer unlimited miles as a standard rental inclusion.

In most cases, miles (kilometres) are capped at a daily rate, and additional fees will be incurred if you exceed the limit. Additional miles can usually also be prepurchased in packages ranging from 100 miles up to unlimited. However, any remaining miles will not be refunded when the vehicle is returned.

Check our comparison tool for details.

Where can I camp in a motorhome in New York?

As in the rest of America, free camping is only allowed in designated areas, which can include national parks, state parks, truck stops or rest stops as well as certain parking lots with permission from the store manager.

Campgrounds are widely available throughout the state, and a stay at a campsite will usually cost around $15–50 (USD).

There are sites available to suit all vehicle types, from travel trailers up to larger motorhomes

What licence do you need to drive a campervan in the USA?

All drivers must have a current and full driver’s licence to hire a vehicle. Foreign licences are generally acceptable if they are in English or accompanied by an accredited English translation. Otherwise, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.

In addition to your driver’s licence, you will often be required to show your passport at the time of pickup.

Some companies, e.g. Road Bear, Best Time and Britz, require an IDP regardless of the language of your licence.

Can I rent a campervan in the US if I’m under 21?

Most campervan rental suppliers in the USA require the main driver to be 21 years of age or older. A full driver’s licence is required.

Some companies require the driver to be 25 or older. Our comparison tool will show you which vehicles are available for your age bracket.

Can I rent a one-way campervan in the US?

Yes, a large number of companies allow for one-way rentals. One-way rentals are not available on all routes, and additional fees apply, depending on the pickup and drop-off location.

Our comparison tool will automatically factor rental costs between two locations and show you which vehicles are available on your preferred route.

Can I explore New York City in a motorhome?

Most RV rental suppliers restrict access to downtown New York in your rental vehicle. Some of the streets in New York are very narrow, and the heavy volume of traffic makes accidents much more likely.

It is still possible to explore New York, however, since many RV parks are located on the outskirts of the city. Public transport in New York City is very reliable, allowing you to leave your RV at the park and head into the city centre.

Some popular choices near New York City include Liberty Harbour RV Park, Beaver Pond Campground and New York City North/Newburgh KOA Holiday Park.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.