Travel from Boston to California

Train, bus or fly from Boston to California?

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and five other airlines fly from Boston to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 18 h.

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How to get from Boston to California

ModeDurationPrice
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to San Diego airport, then line 992 bus to San Diego.8 h 14 min$245
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco.8 h 22 min$240
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to Oakland.8 h 28 min$273
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to San Jose airport, line 10 bus to Metroairport Station, then line 901 tram to San Jose.8 h 41 min$267
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to Los Angeles airport, then bus to Los Angeles.8 h 53 min$263
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to Long Beach airport, then line 111 bus to Long Beach.9 h 5 min$285
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to Sacramento airport, then night bus to Sacramento.9 h 3 min$355
From Boston South Station Amtrak train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak then train to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.2 days 18 h$881
From Boston, MA bus to New York, NY, bus to 7th / Decatur, then line 18 bus to 5th / San Pedro.2 days 22 h$291
From Boston drive to Los Angeles.47 h 43 min$363

How long does it take to get from Boston to California?

It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to get from Boston to California, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Boston and California?

No, there is no direct train from Boston to California. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

Is there a direct bus between Boston and California?

No, there is no direct bus from Boston to California. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at 5th / San Pedro via New York, NY and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

Operators from Boston to California

OperatorPhoneWebsite
MBTAMBTA
JetBlue AirwaysJetBlue Airways
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Sun Country AirlinesSun Country Airlines
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
DeltaDelta
San Diego Metro TransitSan Diego Metro Transit
Virgin AmericaVirgin America
Air CanadaAir Canada
BARTBART
Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines
Santa Clara VTASanta Clara VTA
LAX FlyAwayLAX FlyAway
Long Beach TransitLong Beach Transit
Yolobus+1 530-666-2877Yolobus
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Metro Los AngelesMetro Los Angeles
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      • Duration: 8 h 14 min
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