There are 10 ways to get from Maine to California by plane, bus, train 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 Portland to San Diego  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PWM) to San Diego (SAN) PWM - SAN

$364 - $1,308

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Bus to Boston, fly to San Diego  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Wells to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Diego (SAN) BOS - SAN

$169 - $750

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Bus to Boston, fly to San Francisco  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Wells to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) BOS - SFO

$173 - $506

Bus to Boston, fly to Los Angeles  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Wells to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) BOS - LAX

$173 - $535

Bus to Boston, fly to San Jose  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Wells to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJC) BOS - SJC

$171 - $601

Bus to Boston, fly to Long Beach  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Wells to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Long Beach (LGB) BOS - LGB

$209 - $649

Bus to Boston, fly to Burbank  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Wells to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Burbank (BUR) BOS - BUR

$212 - $804

Bus, train  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$417 - $1,277

Bus  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
  3. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$296 - $780

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Portland to Los Angeles 3137.6 miles

$300 - $450

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Maine to California. However, there are services departing from City Hall and arriving at Main & 1st via Portland, Me, Boston, MA, Newark, Nj and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 3 h.

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The distance between Maine and California is 2638 miles. The road distance is 3137.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Maine to California without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 21 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to get from Maine to California, including transfers.

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Maine to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Me station.

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The best way to get from Maine to California is to fly which takes 9 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 days 3 h.

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There is no direct flight from Portland Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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Maine to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

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California is 3 h behind Maine. It is currently 6:07 AM in Maine and 3:07 AM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Maine to California is 3138 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from Maine to California.

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Map of how to get from Maine to California.
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  • Distance: 2638.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 22 min

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from South Portland Gardens to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portland to Los Angeles via Congress St + Valley St, Portland, Me, Boston, Ma, Boston, MA, Newark Penn Station, Newark, Nj, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main & 6th in around 3 days 3 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Hayden
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Orlando
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 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
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 Wells to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Portland Airport to San Diego Airport.

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