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There are 10 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  •  8 h 59 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 14 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 12 min

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

$191 - $524

Fly San Francisco to Boston, train  •  9 h 14 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 Burbank to Boston, train  •  9 h 13 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 Jose to Boston, train  •  9 h 16 min

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

$190 - $609

Fly San Diego to Newark, train  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Newark (EWR) SAN - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Kingston Amtrak Station

$287 - $788

Train  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station 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 Station

$412 - $1,368

Bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to New York, Ny 1684
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence

$280 - $740

Drive  •  47 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Providence 3000.9 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from California to Rhode Island is to fly and train which costs $190 - $550 and takes 9 h 14 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 8 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from Spring St and 1st St E and arriving at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence via El Monte, Ca and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from California station to Rhode Island station. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station and arriving at Providence Amtrak Station 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 $410 - $1,400.

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 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 El Monte, Ca station.

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

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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 $410 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $750 and takes 3 days 0 h.

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Map of how to get from California to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 2530.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 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 El Monte, Ca, New York, Ny, and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 3 days 0 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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 Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Boston via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Long Beach to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via San Jose
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Austin
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, 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 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 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
8 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to South Attleboro
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
MBTA
Train from Back Bay to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
MBTA
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Kingston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $120
Business Seat
$85 - $150
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Once 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
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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 El Monte, Ca to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700
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

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 16 min.

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California to Rhode Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence station.

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Rhode Island is 3 h ahead of California. It is currently 10:05 PM in California and 1:05 AM in Rhode Island.

California to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between California to Rhode Island is 3001 miles. It takes approximately 47 h 37 min to drive from California to Rhode Island.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Rhode Island. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2 - $3.

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