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There are 13 ways to get from Manhattan to California by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly New York JFK to San Diego

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Diego (SAN)

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Fly Newark to San Diego

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN)

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Fly Newark to San Francisco

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO)

Fly Newark to Los Angeles

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Fly New York JFK to Los Angeles

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Fly Newark to Oakland

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Oakland (OAK)

Fly New York JFK to Burbank

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Burbank (BUR)

Fly Newark to Santa Ana

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Santa Ana (SNA)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York to Los Angeles

Bus via El Monte Station W

  1. Take the bus from New York to El Monte

Train via New Orleans

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles

Train

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles

Drive

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Los Angeles

Manhattan to California by bus and walk

The journey time between Manhattan and California is around 2 days 17h and covers a distance of around 2938 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. Operated by Greyhound USA and LA DOT, the Manhattan to California service departs from New York and arrives in 1st St & Los Angeles St. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Services
2 days 17h Average Duration
$280 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in California is 800-232-4636.

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Last updated: 5 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to California is to fly which costs $110 - $480 and takes 7h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to California is to fly which costs $130 - $600 and takes 7h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to California. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at 1st St & Los Angeles St via Palmetto St & S Hewitt St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17h.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan station to California. However, there are services departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arriving at Los Angeles via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 7h.

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The distance between Manhattan and California is 2418 miles. The road distance is 2809.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 17h and costs $280 - $380.

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It takes approximately 7h 54m to get from Manhattan to California, including transfers.

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Manhattan to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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Manhattan to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to California is to fly which takes 7h 54m and costs $130 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $380 and takes 2 days 17h, you could also train via New Orleans, which costs $310 - $450 and takes 3 days 7h.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to California.
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  • Distance: 2418 miles
  • Duration: 7h 54m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and California, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Manhattan to San Diego every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Los Angeles twice daily. Tickets cost $270 - $380 and the journey takes 2 days 16h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $3,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $3,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Newark to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $2,000
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
31h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Premium
$380 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Seat
$290 - $410
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
46h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Premium
$480 - $700
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Seat
$410 - $600
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
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 New York to Los Angeles
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 to El Monte
Ave. Duration
2 days 19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 44m.

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Manhattan to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles station.

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California is 3h behind Manhattan. It is currently 12:56 AM in Manhattan and 9:56 PM in California.

Manhattan to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to California is 2810 miles. It takes approximately 44h 7m to drive from Manhattan to California.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines offer flights from New York JFK Airport to San Diego Airport.

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