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There are 10 ways to get from New York to California City by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly Newark to Santa Ana, drive  •  10h 1m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Santa Ana (SNA) EWR - SNA
  2. Drive from Santa Ana to California City

$130 - $742

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Fly New York JFK to Santa Ana, drive  •  10h 26m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Santa Ana (SNA) JFK - SNA
  2. Drive from Santa Ana to California City

$195 - $882

Fly Newark to Los Angeles, bus  •  12h 41m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Los Angeles (LAX) EWR - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles CA Amtrak to Mojave CA

$142 - $446

Fly New York JFK to Los Angeles, bus  •  13h

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) JFK - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles CA Amtrak to Mojave CA

$167 - $396

Fly New York JFK to Burbank, train, bus  •  13h 40m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Burbank (BUR) JFK - BUR
  2. Take the train from Downtown Burbank station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Aspen Mall - 82nd St.

$156 - $685

Fly New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) JFK - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles CA Amtrak to Mojave CA

$212 - $564

Bus  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from New York to Los Angeles "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles CA to Mojave CA Northwest

$326 - $489

Train, bus via New Orleans  •  3 days 10h

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles CA Amtrak to Mojave CA

$360 - $558

Train, bus  •  3 days 19h

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  4. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Aspen Mall - 82nd St. 250

$353 - $499

Drive  •  43h 28m

  1. Drive from New York to California City 2758.1 miles

$270 - $390

New York to California City by buses

The bus journey time between New York and California City is around 3 days 2h and covers a distance of around 3054 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3 days 2h. Operated by Greyhound USA, PDX and Kern Transit, the New York to California City bus service departs from New York and arrives in Aspen Mall - 82nd St.. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3 days 2h
Fastest bus time:
3 days 2h
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$326
Carbon emissions:
609 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
16:00
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to California City bus schedules

New York → California City
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The cheapest way to get from New York to California City is to fly and train and bus which costs $150 - $700 and takes 13h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to California City is to fly and drive which costs $130 - $750 and takes 10h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to California City. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Aspen Mall - 82nd St. via Los Angeles CA and Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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It is 2417 miles from New York to California City. It is approximately 2758.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from New York to California City without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 21h and costs $320 - $490.

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It takes approximately 10h 1m to get from New York to California City, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Santa Ana Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 57m.

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New York to California City bus services, operated by PDX, arrive at Mojave CA station.

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California City is 3h behind New York. It is currently 7:50 AM in New York and 4:50 AM in California City.

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  • Distance: 2417 miles
  • Duration: 10h 1m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and California City, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from New York to California City via Los Angeles CA and Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. in around 2 days 21h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $360
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $360
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $350
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Burbank via Portland
Ave. Duration
10h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Ontario/San Bernardino via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Downtown Burbank station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Metrolink Trains
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Metrolink Trains
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 Moynihan Train Hall to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
30h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Premium
$480 - $700
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Seat
$410 - $600
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Bus operators
PDX
Website
rnopdx.com
Bus from Los Angeles CA Amtrak to Mojave CA
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
rnopdx.com
60 Days in Advance
$49
Regular
$101 - $106
Bus from Los Angeles CA to Mojave CA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
rnopdx.com
60 Days in Advance
$49
Regular
$101 - $106
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Aspen Mall - 82nd St.
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Kern Transit
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to California City is 2758 miles. It takes approximately 43h 28m to drive from New York to California City.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in California City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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