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There are 11 ways to get from California to Idaho by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Sacramento  •  3 h 22 min

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

$113 - $553

Cheapest option

Fly from Los Angeles  •  4 h 23 min

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

$92 - $332

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Fly from Oakland  •  3 h 36 min

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

$140 - $451

Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 59 min

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

$107 - $439

Fly from San Jose  •  3 h 49 min

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

$100 - $298

Fly from San Diego  •  4 h 15 min

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

$123 - $604

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound  •  25 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, Greyhound Bus Station, UT
  3. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Boise, Id

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

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station 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

$186 - $453

Bus  •  34 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Portland, Or 1420 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id 1318 / ...

$142 - $362

Train, bus  •  40 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station 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 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Idaho. However, there are services departing from 1st / Main and arriving at Boise, Id via Los Angeles, Garces @ Casino Center, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, Ut. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 46 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 and Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound which takes 25 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from California to Idaho, including transfers.

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California to Idaho bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from California to Idaho is to fly which takes 3 h 22 min and costs $110 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound, which costs and takes 25 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to Boise Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from California to Idaho.
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  • Distance: 544 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 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 Alameda / Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Garces @ Casino Center, Main @ Bridger, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Greyhound Bus Station, UT, and Salt Lake City, Ut in around 25 h 46 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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 Francisco to Boise via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from San Jose to Boise via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Boise via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Boise via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Boise via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Boise via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Boise via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Boise
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boise via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boise
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station 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 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
Boltbus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, Greyhound Bus Station, UT
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Salt Lake City, Greyhound Bus Station, UT to Boise, ID
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.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 Salt Lake City, Ut to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
22 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Oregon Point
Phone
+1 888-846-4183
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Chemult Amtrak Station to Bend Hawthorne Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
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
+1 215-856-7924
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 2:36 AM in California and 3:36 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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