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There are 11 ways to get from Connecticut to California by train, plane, 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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Train to Newark, fly to San Diego  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford to Grand Central
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN) EWR - SAN

$190 - $591

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Train to Newark, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford to Grand Central
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Los Angeles (LAX) EWR - LAX

$178 - $638

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Train to New York JFK, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) JFK - LAX

$217 - $812

Train to New York JFK, fly to San Diego  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Diego (SAN) JFK - SAN

$239 - $625

Train to Newark, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford to Grand Central
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO) EWR - SFO

$184 - $547

Train to New York JFK, fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Long Beach (LGB) JFK - LGB

$249 - $814

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Diego  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN) PHL - SAN

$270 - $678

Train to Newark, fly to Santa Ana  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford to Grand Central
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Santa Ana (SNA) EWR - SNA

$227 - $757

Train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Bridgeport Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station

$460 - $1,401

Train, bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to Newark Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$330 - $892

Drive  •  45 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Bridgeport to Los Angeles 2882.7 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Connecticut to California is to train and fly which costs $180 - $550 and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Connecticut to California is to train and fly which costs $210 - $850 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Connecticut station to California station. However, there are services departing from Bridgeport Amtrak Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

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The distance between Connecticut and California is 2474 miles. The road distance is 2882.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Connecticut to California without a car is to train which takes 2 days 17 h and costs $460 - $1,400.

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It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to get from Connecticut to California, including transfers.

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Connecticut to California train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Bridgeport Amtrak Station.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 57 min.

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California is 3 h behind Connecticut. It is currently 6:06 AM in Connecticut and 3:06 AM in California.

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

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Map of how to get from Connecticut to California.
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  • Distance: 2473.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 20 min

What companies run services between Connecticut, USA and California, USA?

You can take a train from Bridgeport to Los Angeles via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Austin
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Stamford to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$17 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$12 - $16
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $170
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bridgeport Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
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 Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700

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