There are 10 ways to get from Boston to California by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to San Diego  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Diego (SAN) BOS - SAN

$154 - $723

9 alternative options

Fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) BOS - LAX

$158 - $508

Fly to San Francisco  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) BOS - SFO

$158 - $479

Fly to San Jose  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJC) BOS - SJC

$156 - $574

Fly to Oakland  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Oakland (OAK) BOS - OAK

$201 - $631

Fly to Long Beach  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Long Beach (LGB) BOS - LGB

$194 - $622

Fly to Burbank  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Burbank (BUR) BOS - BUR

$197 - $777

Train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$406 - $1,239

Bus  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station Boston
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$279 - $740

Drive  •  47 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Los Angeles 3034.3 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to California is to fly which costs $150 - $480 and takes 8 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to California is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Boston and California is 2553 miles. The road distance is 3034.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Boston to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to California. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Main & 1st via Newark, Nj and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to California station. 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 17 h.

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The best way to get from Boston to California without a car is to train which takes 2 days 17 h and costs $400 - $1,300.

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Boston to California bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to California.
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  • Distance: 2552.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and California, USA?

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 17 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Hayden
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700

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