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

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Recommended option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 28 min

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

$160 - $497

8 alternative options

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  11 h 9 min

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

$205 - $1,113

Fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 53 min

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

$198 - $612

Fly to Burbank  •  10 h 51 min

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

$197 - $763

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Santa Ana (SNA) BOS - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$192 - $721

Fly to San Diego, train  •  11 h 54 min

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

$184 - $784

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

$278 - $737

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 Los Angeles is to fly which costs $160 - $500 and takes 8 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 8 h 28 min and costs $160 - $500.

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The distance between Boston and Los Angeles is 4170 km. The road distance is 4855 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from Boston to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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

Delta, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from Boston to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Chicago Midway, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Indianapolis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Baltimore, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Chicago Midway, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 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 Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 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 Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Portland
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Ontario/San Bernardino via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.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 Ontario/San Bernardino via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 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
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA
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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