There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles to Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  7h 18m

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

$51 - $207

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Fly from Burbank  •  7h 26m

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

$67 - $353

Fly from Long Beach  •  9h 19m

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

$73 - $323

Train to San Diego, fly  •  10h 12m

  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

$80 - $353

Train  •  2 days 17h

  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

$301 - $429

Bus  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to New York, Ny 1682 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses 2504 / ...

$304 - $413

Drive  •  47h 58m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Boston 3028 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which costs $50 - $210 and takes 7h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which costs $50 - $210 and takes 7h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Boston. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Boston South Buses via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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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 17h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Boston is 2606 miles. The road distance is 3028 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 17h and costs $300 - $430.

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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, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Boston is to fly which takes 7h 18m and costs $50 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $300 - $430 and takes 2 days 17h, you could also bus, which costs $300 - $420 and takes 2 days 21h.

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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, American Airlines and four 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 17h.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Burbank to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Long Beach to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via San Jose
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Austin
Ave. Duration
9h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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 Burbank to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 Burbank to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Long Beach to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
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 San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 16h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $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

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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 Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Boston is 3h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 11:17 AM in Los Angeles and 2:17 PM 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 3028 miles. It takes approximately 47h 58m to drive from Los Angeles to Boston.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Boston Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Boston train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Los Angeles to Boston bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 505+ 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 - $11.

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