There are 9 ways to get from Manhattan to California by plane, subway, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly from New York La Guardia, subway, taxi  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Pittsburgh (PIT) LGA - PIT
  2. Take the subway from Wood Street Station to Library Station
  3. Take a taxi from Library Station to California

$186 - $571

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Bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Pittsburgh FlixBus

$73 - $98

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Train to Newark, fly, subway, taxi  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Pittsburgh (PIT) EWR - PIT
  3. Take the subway from Wood Street Station to Library Station
  4. Take a taxi from Library Station to California

$165 - $404

Train to New York JFK, fly, subway, taxi  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Pittsburgh (PIT) JFK - PIT
  3. Take the subway from Wood Street Station to Library Station
  4. Take a taxi from Library Station to California

$173 - $675

Train to Philadelphia, fly, subway, taxi  •  7h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Pittsburgh (PIT) PHL - PIT
  3. Take the subway from Wood Street Station to Library Station
  4. Take a taxi from Library Station to California

$178 - $486

Train via Washington  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Connellsville Amtrak Capitol Limited

$138 - $333

Bus via New York, Ny  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Pittsburgh, Pa 1683 / ...

$107 - $139

Train  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

$116 - $156

Drive  •  6h 22m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to California 370.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to California is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to California is to fly and subway and taxi which costs $180 - $600 and takes 5h 21m.

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The distance between Manhattan and California is 317 miles. The road distance is 370.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to California without a car is to bus which takes 9h 44m and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Manhattan to California, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to California is to bus which takes 9h 44m and costs $70 - $100. Alternatively, you can train via Washington, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 10h 37m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 33m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to California is 371 miles. It takes approximately 6h 22m to drive from Manhattan to California.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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

Flixbus USA operates a bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Pittsburgh 4 times a week. Tickets cost $14 - $26 and the journey takes 7h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manhattan to California via 34 St - Penn Station, New York Penn Station, Washington Union Station, and Connellsville Amtrak in around 10h 37m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Flights from Newark to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Pittsburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Train operators
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Phone
+1 412-442-2000
Website
portauthority.org
Subway from Wood Street Station to Library Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
portauthority.org
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
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 New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Washington Union Station to Connellsville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Train from New York Penn Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$100 - $160
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 New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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, Ny to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Other operators
Taxi from Library Station to California
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 412-777-7777
Website
pghtrans.com

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