Directions from Boston to California

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Recommended option

Fly to San Diego  •  8 h

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

$154 - $709

8 alternative options

Fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 33 min

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

$160 - $497

Fly to San Francisco  •  8 h 21 min

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

$158 - $465

Fly to San Jose  •  8 h 27 min

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

$156 - $560

Fly to Long Beach  •  8 h 46 min

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

$194 - $608

Fly to Oakland  •  8 h 33 min

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

$201 - $617

Train  •  2 days 18 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  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny 2509 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$282 - $764

Drive  •  47 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Los Angeles 3034.3 miles

$290 - $430

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 18 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 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 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 55 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 19 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Boston and California is 4085 km. The road distance is 4855 km.

The cheapest way to get from Boston to California is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 8 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Boston to California is to fly which takes 8 h and costs $150 - $750.

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Boston to California. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Spring & 2nd via New York, Ny and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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