There are 11 ways to get from Rhode Island to California by train, plane, 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

Train to Boston, fly to San Diego  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from South Attleboro to Back Bay
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Diego (SAN) BOS - SAN

$195 - $756

10 alternative options

Train to Boston, fly to Los Angeles  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from South Attleboro to Back Bay
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) BOS - LAX

$201 - $544

Train to Boston, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from South Attleboro to Back Bay
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) BOS - SFO

$199 - $512

Train to Boston, fly to San Jose  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from South Attleboro to Back Bay
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJC) BOS - SJC

$197 - $607

Train to Boston, fly to Long Beach  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from South Attleboro to Back Bay
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Long Beach (LGB) BOS - LGB

$235 - $655

Train to Boston, fly to Sacramento  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from South Attleboro to Back Bay
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Sacramento (SMF) BOS - SMF

$245 - $855

Train to Newark, fly to San Diego  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN) EWR - SAN

$291 - $727

Train to Newark, fly to Los Angeles  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Los Angeles (LAX) EWR - LAX

$287 - $785

Train  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$460 - $1,397

Bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from 1, Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$281 - $739

Drive  •  47 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Los Angeles 3007.7 miles

$290 - $430

What companies run services between Rhode Island, USA and California, USA?

You can take a train from Providence to Los Angeles via Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 19 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Los Angeles via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main & 6th in around 3 days 0 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$55 - $80
Business Class
$90 - $150
First Class
$210 - $280
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from 1, Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 19 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Rhode Island and California is 4049 km. The road distance is 4812 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rhode Island to California is to train and fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 9 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Rhode Island to California is to train and fly which takes 9 h 29 min and costs $190 - $800.

No, there is no direct train from Rhode Island to California. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Rhode Island to California. However, there are services departing from 1, Kennedy Plaza, Providence and arriving at Spring & 2nd via New York, Ny and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to get from Rhode Island to California, including transfers.