There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Fly Portland to San Diego  •  9 h 8 min

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

$364 - $1,306

Cheapest option

Bus to Boston, fly to San Diego  •  9 h 59 min

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

$211 - $809

7 alternative options

Bus to Boston, fly to San Francisco  •  10 h 19 min

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

$215 - $565

Bus to Boston, fly to Los Angeles  •  10 h 25 min

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

$215 - $594

Bus to Boston, fly to San Jose  •  10 h 42 min

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

$213 - $660

Bus to Boston, fly to Long Beach  •  10 h 59 min

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

$251 - $708

Bus, train  •  2 days 21 h

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

$418 - $1,283

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 - $786

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Portland to Los Angeles 3137.6 miles

$300 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maine to California is to bus and fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 10 h 19 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Maine to California is to fly which costs $360 - $1,400 and takes 9 h 8 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Maine to California, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Maine to California. However, there are services departing from Congress St + Franklin St and arriving at Spring & 2nd via Portland, Me, Boston, MA, Newark, Nj and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 3 h.

More details

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three 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 Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
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 Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 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 Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
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
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h
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
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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
Schedules at
boltbus.com

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