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  •  8 h 22 min

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

$158 - $498

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Fly to Burbank  •  9 h 15 min

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

$197 - $767

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  11 h 13 min

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

$205 - $1,117

Fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 58 min

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

$198 - $616

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  12 h 27 min

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

$206 - $754

Fly to San Diego, train  •  11 h 57 min

  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 Amtrak

$184 - $788

Train  •  2 days 17 h

  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 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

$278 - $737

Drive  •  47 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Los Angeles 3034.3 miles

$290 - $430

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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 Angls Amtrak, Ca via Newark, Nj. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23 h.

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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 Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

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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 17 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 22 min 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 8 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 17 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 23 h.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 6 h 13 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Boston to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 2606 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 22 min

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

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. 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 17 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Newark, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
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 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
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Boston to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 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 San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
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
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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
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 Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
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
4 h 15 min
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.

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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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Los Angeles is 3 h behind Boston. It is currently 2:10 PM in Boston and 11:10 AM in Los Angeles.

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

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

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

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There are 2548+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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