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.

Recommended option

Train to Newark, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 41 min

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

$190 - $591

Cheapest option

Train to Newark, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 6 min

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

$184 - $646

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Fly Hartford to Los Angeles  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Los Angeles (LAX) BDL - LAX

$198 - $562

Train to New York JFK, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 50 min

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

$237 - $623

Train to New York JFK, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 6 min

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

$221 - $818

Train to New York JFK, fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 30 min

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

$247 - $812

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Diego  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak 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  •  11 h 30 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 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 Amtrak

$460 - $1,401

Bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Bridgeport, Ct to New York, Ny 3469 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$274 - $731

Drive  •  45 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Bridgeport to Los Angeles 2882.7 miles

$280 - $410

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Connecticut to California is to train and fly which costs $180 - $650 and takes 9 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Connecticut to California is to train and fly which costs $190 - $600 and takes 8 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Connecticut to California. However, there are services departing from Bridgeport, Ct and arriving at Main & 1st via New York, Ny and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Connecticut to California station. However, there are services departing from Bridgeport Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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 8 h 41 min to get from Connecticut to California, including transfers.

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Connecticut to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Bridgeport, Ct station.

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Connecticut to California train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Bridgeport Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Connecticut to California is to fly which takes 8 h 43 min and costs $190 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $460 - $1,400 and takes 2 days 17 h, you could also bus, which costs $270 - $750 and takes 2 days 22 h.

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Map of how to get from Connecticut to California.
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  • Distance: 2473.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 41 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Hartford to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, 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
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Austin
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Stamford to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak 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 to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $240
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bridgeport Amtrak 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 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

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 Bridgeport, Ct to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 19 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700

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