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There are 11 ways to get from Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh to San Diego  •  9h 17m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to San Diego (SAN) PIT - SAN

$275 - $1,106

Cheapest option

Train to Cleveland, fly to Los Angeles  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Los Angeles (LAX) CLE - LAX

$139 - $514

9 alternative options

Fly Pittsburgh to Los Angeles  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Los Angeles (LAX) PIT - LAX

$143 - $453

Fly Pittsburgh to San Francisco  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to San Francisco (SFO) PIT - SFO

$169 - $862

Fly Pittsburgh to Long Beach  •  10h 19m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Long Beach (LGB) PIT - LGB

$235 - $475

Fly Pittsburgh to Burbank  •  10h 11m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Burbank (BUR) PIT - BUR

$228 - $560

Fly Pittsburgh to Santa Ana  •  11h 48m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Santa Ana (SNA) PIT - SNA

$282 - $1,022

Bus to Columbus, fly to Los Angeles  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
  2. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Los Angeles (LAX) CMH - LAX

$196 - $609

Train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Southwest Chief

$345 - $1,051

Bus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Los Angeles, Ca 1683

$237 - $580

Drive  •  38h 22m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles 2440.5 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to California is to fly which costs $140 - $460 and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to California is to fly which costs $140 - $460 and takes 8h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh station to California station. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and California is 2105 miles. The road distance is 2440.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to California without a car is to train which takes 2 days 5h and costs $340 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 9h 17m to get from Pittsburgh to California, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to California is to fly which takes 9h 17m and costs $270 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $340 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 5h, you could also bus, which costs $230 - $600 and takes 2 days 8h.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 5m and has one stopover.

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California is 3h behind Pittsburgh. It is currently 12:08 AM in Pittsburgh and 9:08 PM in California.

Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to California.
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  • Distance: 2105 miles
  • Duration: 9h 17m

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 5h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Atlanta, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Baltimore, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
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
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $370
Flexible
$430 - $600

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to California is 2441 miles. It takes approximately 38h 22m to drive from Pittsburgh to California.

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to San Diego Airport.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 39m and costs $3.

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