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There are 8 ways to get from Buffalo to California by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Buffalo to Los Angeles  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Los Angeles (LAX) BUF - LAX

$95 - $713

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Fly Buffalo to San Diego  •  8h 56m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to San Diego (SAN) BUF - SAN

$114 - $437

Shuttle to Toronto, fly to San Diego  •  11h 17m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Buffalo Airport to Toronto Airport
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Diego (SAN) YYZ - SAN

$219 - $727

Shuttle to Toronto, fly to Los Angeles  •  11h 48m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Buffalo Airport to Toronto Airport
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Los Angeles (LAX) YYZ - LAX

$235 - $883

Fly Buffalo to Santa Ana  •  11h 41m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Santa Ana (SNA) BUF - SNA

$130 - $490

Train  •  2 days 7h

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

$281 - $399

Bus  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Los Angeles, Ca 1683

$267 - $397

Drive  •  40h 17m

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Los Angeles 2574.1 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to California is to fly which costs $95 - $750 and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to California is to fly which costs $95 - $750 and takes 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to California. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at 5th / Los Angeles via Columbus, Oh and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo station to California station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo Amtrak Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via Buffalo Depew Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7h.

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The distance between Buffalo and California is 2151 miles. The road distance is 2574.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to California without a car is to train which takes 2 days 7h and costs $280 - $400.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from Buffalo to California, including transfers.

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Buffalo to California bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Buffalo, NY station.

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Buffalo to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Buffalo Depew Station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to California is to fly which takes 7h 40m and costs $95 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $280 - $400 and takes 2 days 7h, you could also bus, which costs $260 - $400 and takes 2 days 12h.

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  • Distance: 2151.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and California, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Delta and three other airlines fly from Buffalo to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Buffalo Depew Station and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 7h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,700
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Newark
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $600
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
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 Columbus, Oh to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $310
Flexible
$310 - $440

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 7m.

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

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California is 3h behind Buffalo. It is currently 1:16 PM in Buffalo and 10:16 AM in California.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to California is 2574 miles. It takes approximately 40h 17m to drive from Buffalo to California.

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JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 24 bus which takes 34 min and costs $2.

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