There are 11 ways to get from Ohio to California by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Columbus to Los Angeles  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Los Angeles (LAX) CMH - LAX

$179 - $563

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Fly Cleveland to Los Angeles  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Los Angeles (LAX) CLE - LAX

$112 - $444

9 alternative options

Fly Covington to San Diego  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to San Diego (SAN) CVG - SAN

$236 - $367

Fly Covington to Los Angeles  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Los Angeles (LAX) CVG - LAX

$120 - $412

Fly Cleveland to San Francisco  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to San Francisco (SFO) CLE - SFO

$162 - $664

Fly Covington to San Francisco  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to San Francisco (SFO) CVG - SFO

$120 - $663

Bus to Detroit, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Toledo, OH to Ann Arbor, MI
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to San Diego (SAN) DTW - SAN

$201 - $686

Bus to Detroit, fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Toledo, OH to Ann Arbor, MI
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Los Angeles (LAX) DTW - LAX

$145 - $381

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$210 - $528

Bus, train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$302 - $946

Drive  •  35 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Los Angeles 2256.5 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ohio to California. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Main & 1st via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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The distance between Ohio and California is 1964 miles. The road distance is 2256.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ohio to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 3 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Ohio to California, including transfers.

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Ohio to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Columbus, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Ohio to California is to fly which takes 6 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 51 min.

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Ohio to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

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California is 3 h behind Ohio. It is currently 7:09 PM in Ohio and 4:09 PM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Ohio to California is 2256 miles. It takes approximately 35 h 16 min to drive from Ohio to California.

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Map of how to get from Ohio to California.
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  • Distance: 1964.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between Ohio, USA and California, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbus to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $200 - $550 and the journey takes 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
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
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Toledo, OH to Ann Arbor, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.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 Columbus, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $340
Flexible
$400 - $550

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Columbus Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Ohio to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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