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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Boston by plane, train, bus, ferry 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 Los Angeles to Boston  •  7 h 5 min

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

$157 - $478

9 alternative options

Fly Burbank to Boston  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Boston (BOS) BUR - BOS

$197 - $763

Fly Long Beach to Boston  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Boston (BOS) LGB - BOS

$196 - $610

Train to San Diego, fly to Boston  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Boston (BOS) SAN - BOS

$187 - $783

Fly Los Angeles to Manchester, I-93  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Manchester (MHT) LAX - MHT
  2. Take the I-93 from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA

$232 - $659

Bus to Indio/Palm Springs, fly to Boston  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA - Airport
  2. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Boston (BOS) PSP - BOS

Fly Los Angeles to Provincetown, ferry  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Provincetown (PVC) LAX - PVC
  2. Take the ferry from MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA to World Trade Center Pier, Boston, MA

$394 - $583

Train  •  2 days 17 h

  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

$406 - $1,208

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to New York, Ny 1682 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$282 - $719

Drive  •  47 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Boston 3026.5 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which costs $150 - $480 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which costs $150 - $480 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Boston, MA - South Station via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station and arriving at Boston South Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Boston is 2606 miles. The road distance is 3026.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Boston without a car is to train which takes 2 days 17 h and costs $400 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Los Angeles to Boston, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $150 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $400 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 17 h, you could also bus, which costs $280 - $750 and takes 2 days 21 h.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Boston.
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  • Distance: 2606 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and five other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Long Beach to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via San Jose
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Austin
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Buffalo, Boston
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Boston via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Manchester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
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 Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
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
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 16 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Ferry operators
Bay State Cruise Company
Phone
+1 617-748-1428
Website
baystatecruisecompany.com
Ferry from MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA to World Trade Center Pier, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
baystatecruisecompany.com
Boston Harbor Cruises
Website
bostonharborcruises.com
Ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 21 min.

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Los Angeles to Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Boston is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 2:46 AM in Los Angeles and 5:46 AM in Boston.

Los Angeles to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Boston is 3026 miles. It takes approximately 47 h 57 min to drive from Los Angeles to Boston.

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