There are 11 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) 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 New York JFK to San Diego  •  6 h 25 min

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

$177 - $457

Cheapest option

Fly New York JFK to San Francisco  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) JFK - SFO

$140 - $432

9 alternative options

Fly New York JFK to Los Angeles  •  6 h 49 min

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

$160 - $656

Fly New York JFK to Long Beach  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Long Beach (LGB) JFK - LGB

$185 - $635

Fly Newark to San Diego  •  8 h 16 min

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

$193 - $585

Fly Newark to Los Angeles  •  8 h 53 min

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

$190 - $643

Fly Newark to Santa Ana  •  9 h 59 min

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

$244 - $768

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Diego  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN) PHL - SAN

$263 - $662

Train  •  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

$397 - $1,231

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$267 - $713

Drive  •  44 h 42 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles 2827 miles

$270 - $400

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and California, USA?

Delta, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles via Jamaica AirTrain, Jamaica, Penn Station, 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
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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 Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Virgin America
Website
virginamerica.com
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Covington
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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 15 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 19 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to California?

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and California is 3886 km. The road distance is 4523 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to California?

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to California is to fly which costs $140 - $440 and takes 6 h 54 min.

What is the fastest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to California?

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to California is to fly which takes 6 h 25 min and costs $170 - $460.

Is there a direct train between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and California?

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

How long does it take to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to California?

It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to California, including transfers.