There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston by plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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Fly to Boston  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS) LAX - BOS

$43 - $188

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Fly to Hartford, bus  •  9h 29m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Hartford (BDL) LAX - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston South Buses

$126 - $464

Fly to Provincetown, ferry  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Provincetown (PVC) LAX - PVC
  2. Take the ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston

$121 - $530

Fly to Newark, train  •  10h 19m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Newark (EWR) LAX - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station

$91 - $612

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  10h 32m

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

$146 - $641

Train  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$309 - $440

Bus  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to New York, Ny 1684
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses 2504 / ...

$317 - $436

Drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston 3044.8 miles

$290 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston is to fly which costs $40 - $190 and takes 5h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston is to fly which costs $40 - $190 and takes 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston. However, there are services departing from Lax and arriving at Boston South Buses via El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station, El Monte, Ca and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1h.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Boston is 2618 miles. The road distance is 3044.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston without a car is to train which takes 2 days 18h and costs $300 - $440.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston is to fly which takes 5h 39m and costs $40 - $190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $300 - $440 and takes 2 days 18h, you could also bus, which costs $310 - $440 and takes 3 days 1h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 23m.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston.
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  • Distance: 2617.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Boston, MA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Boston via L. A. Union Station station, Los Angeles Union Station, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 18h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 37m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Los Angeles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Los Angeles to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Hartford via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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 Hartford, Ct to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from El Monte, Ca to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$280 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$280 - $380
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Ferry operators
Boston Harbor Cruises
Phone
+1-877-733-9425
Website
bostonharborcruises.com
Ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com
Adult
$62
Senior
$58
Child
$39

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