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There are 7 ways to get from Cleveland to California 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 to San Diego  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to San Diego (SAN) CLE - SAN

$204 - $956

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Los Angeles (LAX) CLE - LAX

$102 - $432

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Fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to San Francisco (SFO) CLE - SFO

$158 - $662

Fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Long Beach (LGB) CLE - LGB

$264 - $1,004

Train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief / ...

$328 - $999

Bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$221 - $598

Drive  •  36 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Los Angeles 2382.8 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to California is to fly which costs $100 - $440 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to California is to fly which costs $200 - $1,000 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to California. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Main / 1st via Columbus, Oh and Main / 7th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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

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The distance between Cleveland and California is 2011 miles. The road distance is 2382.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to California without a car is to train which takes 2 days 2 h and costs $320 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Cleveland to California, including transfers.

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Cleveland to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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Cleveland to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Cleveland Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to California is to fly which takes 6 h 48 min and costs $200 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 2 days 2 h, you could also bus, which costs $220 - $600 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to California.
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  • Distance: 2010.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and California, USA?

Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Cleveland to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via St. Louis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Phoenix, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,400
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Cleveland to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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 Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 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
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 Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $340
Flexible
$400 - $550

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The quickest flight from Cleveland Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 51 min.

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Cleveland to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

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California is 3 h behind Cleveland. It is currently 1:03 PM in Cleveland and 10:03 AM in California.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to California is 2383 miles. It takes approximately 36 h 56 min to drive from Cleveland to California.

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to San Diego Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs $3.

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