There are 11 ways to get from California to Rhode Island by plane, train, bus 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 San Diego to Boston, train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Boston (BOS) SAN - BOS
  2. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$188 - $754

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Fly Long Beach to Boston, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Boston (BOS) LGB - BOS
  2. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$227 - $653

Fly Los Angeles to Boston, train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS) LAX - BOS
  2. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$192 - $540

Fly San Francisco to Boston, train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Boston (BOS) SFO - BOS
  2. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$192 - $510

Fly San Jose to Boston, train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Boston (BOS) SJC - BOS
  2. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$190 - $606

Fly Burbank to Boston, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Boston (BOS) BUR - BOS
  2. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$231 - $809

Fly San Diego to Newark, train  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Newark (EWR) SAN - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Providence Amtrak

$273 - $710

Train  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston Back Bay Station
  3. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak

$466 - $1,368

Bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to New York, Ny 1682 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence

$281 - $738

Bus via Boston, Ma  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Newark, Nj
  2. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston, MA
  3. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri

$290 - $769

Drive  •  47 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Providence 3000.9 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from California to Rhode Island is to fly and train which costs $190 - $550 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Rhode Island is to fly and train which costs $180 - $800 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence via Los Angeles, Ca and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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No, there is no direct train from California station to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Providence Amtrak via Chicago Union Station and Boston Back Bay Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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The distance between California and Rhode Island is 2530 miles. The road distance is 3000.9 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Rhode Island without a car is to train which takes 2 days 18 h and costs $460 - $1,400.

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It takes approximately 9 h 10 min to get from California to Rhode Island, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from California to Rhode Island is to train which takes 2 days 18 h and costs $460 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $750 and takes 2 days 22 h.

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Map of how to get from California to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 2530.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 10 min

What companies run services between California, USA and Rhode Island, USA?

You can take a train from Los Angeles to Providence via Chicago Union Station and Boston Back Bay Station in around 2 days 18 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Providence via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, New York, Ny, and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 2 days 22 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Burbank to Boston via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Long Beach to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Austin
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via San Jose
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Burbank to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $70
Business Class
$80 - $160
First Class
$205
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston Back Bay Station
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
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.

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 Los Angeles, Ca to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 16 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700
Bus from El Monte, Ca to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
2 days 17 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700
Bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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