There are 11 ways to get from Ohio to California by plane, bus, train 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 Columbus to Oakland  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Oakland (OAK) CMH - OAK

$222 - $966

Cheapest option

Fly Cleveland to Los Angeles  •  7 h 48 min

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

$112 - $444

9 alternative options

Fly Columbus to Los Angeles  •  6 h 46 min

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

$179 - $563

Fly Covington to Los Angeles  •  7 h 29 min

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

$120 - $412

Fly Covington to San Francisco  •  7 h 32 min

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

$120 - $663

Fly Cleveland to San Francisco  •  7 h 47 min

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

$162 - $664

Bus to Detroit, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 53 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 Indianapolis, fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Los Angeles (LAX) IND - LAX

$180 - $492

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 0350 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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

The cheapest way to get from Ohio to California is to fly which costs $120 - $420 and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ohio to California is to fly which takes 6 h 38 min and costs $220 - $1,000.

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The distance between Ohio and California is 3143 km. The road distance is 3610 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Ohio to California, including transfers.

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

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Oakland 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 Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 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 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 Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Detroit to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Toledo, OH to Ann Arbor, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
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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