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There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Los Angeles by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Los Angeles  •  8h 39m

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

$152 - $493

8 alternative options

Fly to Burbank  •  9h 35m

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

$197 - $770

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) BOS - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to 1st St and Broadway W

$205 - $1,120

Fly to Long Beach  •  10h 15m

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

$196 - $617

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  12h 47m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Santa Ana (SNA) BOS - SNA
  2. Take the train from Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr to Los Angeles Union Station

$206 - $757

Fly to San Diego, train  •  12h 22m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Diego (SAN) BOS - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station

$184 - $791

Train  •  2 days 18h

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

$406 - $1,239

Bus  •  3 days 0h

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

$278 - $737

Drive  •  47h 43m

  1. Drive from Boston to Los Angeles 3034.3 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $150 - $500 and takes 8h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $150 - $500 and takes 8h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via Newark, Nj. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0h.

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

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The distance between Boston and Los Angeles is 2606 miles. The road distance is 3034.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Los Angeles without a car is to train which takes 2 days 18h and costs $400 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 8h 39m to get from Boston to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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

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Boston to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 8h 39m and costs $150 - $500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $400 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 18h, you could also bus, which costs $270 - $750 and takes 3 days 0h.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 2606 miles
  • Duration: 8h 39m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Boston to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 18h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Houston
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Newark
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 49m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Nashville
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Milwaukee, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Boston to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Hayden
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22h
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 to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Once 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
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to 1st St and Broadway W
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 30m.

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Boston to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Los Angeles is 3h behind Boston. It is currently 4:11 AM in Boston and 1:11 AM in Los Angeles.

Boston to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Los Angeles is 3034 miles. It takes approximately 47h 43m to drive from Boston to Los Angeles.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2635+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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