There are 6 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.

Recommended option

Fly to San Diego  •  6 h 33 min

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

$204 - $956

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  7 h 9 min

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

$108 - $440

4 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  7 h 14 min

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

$158 - $662

Train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 9 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 33 min.

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Cleveland to California, including transfers.

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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 & 6th. 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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 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 33 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 Amtrak in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,400
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Cleveland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $340
Flexible
$400 - $550

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