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

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Fly Los Angeles to Boston  •  7h 18m

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

$45 - $347

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Fly Burbank to Boston  •  7h 16m

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

$107 - $373

Train to San Diego, fly to Boston  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Boston (BOS) SAN - BOS

$158 - $475

Fly Los Angeles to Providence, train  •  11h 23m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Providence (PVD) LAX - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to South Station

$147 - $632

Fly Los Angeles to Provincetown, ferry  •  12h 24m

  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

$371 - $723

Bus  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Newark "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses Phil / ...

$298 - $413

Train  •  3 days 12h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$341 - $484

Drive  •  47h 33m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Boston 3009.5 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which costs $45 - $350 and takes 7h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which costs $100 - $380 and takes 7h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Boston. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Boston South Buses via Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23h.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Boston South Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 12h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Boston is 2606 miles. The road distance is 3009.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 23h and costs $290 - $420.

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It takes approximately 7h 18m 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 station.

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Los Angeles to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which takes 7h 18m and costs $45 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $420 and takes 2 days 23h, you could also train, which costs $340 - $490 and takes 3 days 12h.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Boston.
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  • Distance: 2606 miles
  • Duration: 7h 18m

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

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and five other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Boston via Newark Penn Station in around 2 days 23h.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Burbank to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Burbank to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Las Vegas, Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Jacksonville, Boston
Ave. Duration
14h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Richmond, Boston
Ave. Duration
14h 1m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Denver, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
15h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Burbank to Boston via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 26m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Provincetown via Denver, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Providence via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
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 to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
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 Los Angeles to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550
Bus from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.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
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
baystatecruisecompany.com

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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 to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Boston is 3h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 12:26 AM in Los Angeles and 3:26 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 3009 miles. It takes approximately 47h 33m to drive from Los Angeles to Boston.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 1024+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $8 - $10.

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