There are 12 ways to get from New Jersey to California by plane, train, bus 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 Newark to San Diego  •  7 h 14 min

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

$162 - $555

Cheapest option

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX) PHL - LAX

$145 - $525

10 alternative options

Fly Newark to Los Angeles  •  7 h 40 min

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

$156 - $610

Fly Newark to San Francisco  •  7 h 42 min

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

$156 - $511

Fly New York JFK to San Diego  •  8 h 25 min

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

$181 - $477

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN) PHL - SAN

$201 - $480

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Diego (SAN) BWI - SAN

$219 - $748

Fly Newark to Santa Ana  •  10 h 12 min

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

$199 - $721

Train via New York Penn Station  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$439 - $1,349

Bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$263 - $662

Train  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$419 - $1,278

Drive  •  44 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Los Angeles 2821.7 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to California is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to California is to fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and California is 2402 miles. The road distance is 2821.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from New Jersey to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey to California. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Spring & 2nd via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to California station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

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What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and California, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Elizabeth to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark to Los Angeles via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Covington
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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 Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
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
Train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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 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

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