There are 10 ways to get from Pittsburgh to California by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Pittsburgh to San Diego  •  7 h 15 min

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

$215 - $856

Cheapest option

Train to Cleveland, fly to Los Angeles  •  10 h 39 min

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

$145 - $522

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Fly Pittsburgh to Los Angeles  •  7 h 36 min

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

$149 - $461

Fly Pittsburgh to San Francisco  •  7 h 45 min

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

$169 - $862

Fly Pittsburgh to Long Beach  •  9 h 18 min

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

$235 - $475

Fly Pittsburgh to Burbank  •  9 h 42 min

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

$228 - $560

Fly Pittsburgh to Santa Ana  •  11 h 16 min

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

$282 - $1,022

Train  •  2 days 5 h

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

$345 - $1,051

Bus  •  2 days 8 h

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

$226 - $568

Drive  •  38 h 22 min

  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 - $470 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to California is to fly which costs $210 - $900 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to California. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Main & 1st via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

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

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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 5 h and costs $340 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Pittsburgh to California, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh to California train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to California is to fly which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $210 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $340 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 5 h, you could also bus, which costs $220 - $600 and takes 2 days 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to California.
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  • Distance: 2105 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

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

Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four 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 5 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
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 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
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
7 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burbank via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Cleveland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
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 to Chicago Union Station
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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 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

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 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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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 5 min.

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

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California is 3 h behind Pittsburgh. It is currently 7:24 AM in Pittsburgh and 4:24 AM in California.

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

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

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $3.

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