There are 12 ways to get from California to Idaho by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Sacramento to Boise  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Boise (BOI) SMF - BOI

$113 - $553

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Fly Los Angeles to Boise  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Boise (BOI) LAX - BOI

$97 - $339

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Fly Oakland to Boise  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Boise (BOI) OAK - BOI

$140 - $451

Fly San Francisco to Boise  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Boise (BOI) SFO - BOI

$107 - $439

Fly San Jose to Boise  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Boise (BOI) SJC - BOI

$100 - $295

Fly San Diego to Boise  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Boise (BOI) SAN - BOI

$123 - $604

Fly Sacramento to Spokane, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Spokane (GEG) SMF - GEG
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Coeur D Alene, Id

$143 - $636

Bus  •  24 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Salt Lake City, Ut
  3. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Boise, Id

$122 - $312

Bus via BTC Bay #10  •  25 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Salt Lake City, Ut
  3. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Boise, Id

$119 - $274

Train, bus, Amtrak Thruway, drive  •  31 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chemult Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chemult Amtrak Station to Bend Hawthorne Station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bend, OR to Ontario, OR
  4. Drive from Ontario, OR to Boise

$185 - $457

Train, bus  •  40 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Portland Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id 1318 / ...

$201 - $571

Drive  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Boise 846.5 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from California to Idaho is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 15 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Idaho is to fly which costs $110 - $600 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Idaho. However, there are services departing from 6th / Main and arriving at Boise, Id via Los Angeles, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and Salt Lake City, Ut. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 32 min.

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The distance between California and Idaho is 544 miles. The road distance is 846.5 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Idaho without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 32 min and costs $120 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from California to Idaho, including transfers.

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California to Idaho bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from California to Idaho is to fly which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $110 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $320 and takes 24 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to Boise Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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California to Idaho bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boise, Id station.

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  • Distance: 544 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between California, USA and Idaho, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Sacramento to Boise twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Boise via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv, and Salt Lake City, Ut in around 24 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Boise via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Boise via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Boise via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Sacramento to Spokane
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Sacramento to Spokane via Boise
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boise via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Boise via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Sacramento to Spokane via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Sacramento to Spokane via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Boise via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Spokane via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Spokane via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chemult Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
Bus operators
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 Spokane, Wa to Coeur D Alene, Id
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Boltbus
High Desert Point
Phone
+1 541-382-4193
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Chemult Amtrak Station to Bend Hawthorne Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
oregon-point.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Oregon Intercity Transit
Phone
+1 888-846-4183
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Chemult, Oregon to Bend, OR
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
oregon-point.com
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bend, OR to Ontario, OR
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com

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Idaho is 1 h ahead of California. It is currently 1:55 AM in California and 2:55 AM in Idaho.

Yes, the driving distance between California to Idaho is 846 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 31 min to drive from California to Idaho.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Boise Airport.

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The best way to get from California to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $2.

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