There are 9 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 to San Francisco  •  7 h 37 min

  1. PIT - SFO

$168 - $862

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  7 h 58 min

  1. PIT - LAX

$150 - $464

7 alternative options

Fly to San Diego  •  8 h 29 min

  1. PIT - SAN

$274 - $1,106

Fly to Long Beach  •  9 h 20 min

  1. PIT - LGB

$234 - $474

Fly to Burbank  •  9 h 52 min

  1. PIT - BUR

$228 - $562

Fly to Santa Ana  •  10 h 2 min

  1. PIT - SNA

$296 - $1,046

Train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Capitol Limited
  2. Southwest Chief

$345 - $1,051

Bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. 1683

$226 - $568

Drive  •  38 h 22 min

  1. 2440.5 miles

$230 - $350

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Phoenix, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Dallas, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
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 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $370
Flexible
$430 - $600

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Pittsburgh and California is 3368 km. The road distance is 3905 km.

The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to California is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 7 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to California is to fly which takes 7 h 37 min and costs $160 - $900.

No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh to California. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to California. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Spring & 2nd via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Pittsburgh to California, including transfers.