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There are 12 ways to get from Philadelphia to Los Angeles 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.

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Fly Philadelphia to Los Angeles  •  7 h 58 min

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

$123 - $485

11 alternative options

Train to Newark, fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 43 min

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

$182 - $671

Train to Baltimore, fly to Los Angeles  •  8 h 49 min

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

$199 - $570

Fly Philadelphia to Burbank  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Burbank (BUR) PHL - BUR

$232 - $504

Train to New York JFK, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) JFK - LAX

$241 - $870

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Los Angeles (LAX) DCA - LAX

$254 - $731

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Los Angeles  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Los Angeles (LAX) IAD - LAX

$260 - $768

Fly Philadelphia to San Diego, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN) PHL - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$209 - $515

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

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

$250 - $650

Train via Washington Union Station  •  2 days 16 h

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

$464 - $1,406

Train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $120 - $490 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $120 - $490 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

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

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The distance between Philadelphia and Los Angeles is 2402 miles. The road distance is 2728.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 16 h and costs $250 - $650.

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It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to get from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 7 h 58 min and costs $120 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $650 and takes 2 days 16 h, you could also train, which costs $460 - $1,500 and takes 2 days 16 h.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 2402.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 58 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

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

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Portland
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Burbank via Boston
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 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 to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 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
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times 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

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 Philadelphia, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 16 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $420
Flexible
$490 - $650

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 45 min.

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

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Los Angeles is 3 h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 7:30 PM in Philadelphia and 4:30 PM in Los Angeles.

Philadelphia to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Los Angeles is 2729 miles. It takes approximately 43 h 5 min to drive from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Spirit Airlines, Delta and three other airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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