There are 12 ways to get from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to San Diego  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN) PHL - SAN

$179 - $440

Cheapest option

Fly Philadelphia to Los Angeles  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX) PHL - LAX

$123 - $485

10 alternative options

Fly Philadelphia to San Francisco  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) PHL - SFO

$173 - $716

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

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Diego (SAN) BWI - SAN

$225 - $775

Train to Baltimore, fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) BWI - LAX

$199 - $570

Train to Newark, fly to San Diego  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN) EWR - SAN

$188 - $616

Train to Newark, fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Los Angeles (LAX) EWR - LAX

$182 - $671

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to San Diego  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Diego (SAN) IAD - SAN

$296 - $753

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$256 - $643

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$464 - $1,406

Train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street 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

$410 - $1,250

Drive  •  43 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Los Angeles 2728.8 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to California is to fly which costs $120 - $490 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to California is to fly which costs $170 - $440 and takes 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and California is 2364 miles. The road distance is 2728.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Philadelphia to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to California. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Spring & 2nd via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to California station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and California, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Philadelphia to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $250 - $650 and the journey takes 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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 Philadelphia to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
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 Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
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 Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
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 Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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 Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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 Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
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 San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
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 Philadelphia to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
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 Washington Dulles to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
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
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 16 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $420
Flexible
$490 - $650

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