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.

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Train to Boston, fly to San Diego  •  9 h 32 min

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

$195 - $756

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Train to Boston, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 44 min

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

$199 - $541

Train to Boston, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 44 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 53 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 14 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 Burbank  •  10 h 40 min

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

$238 - $810

Train to Newark, fly to San Diego  •  11 h 37 min

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

$343 - $949

Train to Newark, fly to Los Angeles  •  12 h 2 min

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

$337 - $1,004

Train  •  2 days 19 h

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

$407 - $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

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The cheapest way to get from Rhode Island to California is to train and fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 9 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rhode Island to California is to train and fly which costs $190 - $800 and takes 9 h 32 min.

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

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

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The distance between Rhode Island and California is 2530 miles. The road distance is 3007.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Rhode Island to California without a car is to train which takes 2 days 19 h and costs $400 - $1,400.

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It takes approximately 9 h 32 min to get from Rhode Island to California, including transfers.

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Rhode Island to California bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence station.

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Rhode Island to California train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Providence Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Rhode Island to California is to train which takes 2 days 19 h and costs $400 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $750 and takes 3 days 0 h.

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Map of how to get from Rhode Island to California.
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  • Distance: 2530.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 32 min

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 and Chicago Union Station 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 Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
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 38 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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Hayden
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 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 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 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 12 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Attleboro to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
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 Providence Amtrak to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $240
First Class Seat
$200 - $310
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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 Boston Back Bay Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 13 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 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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 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

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 6 h 14 min.

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

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California is 3 h behind Rhode Island. It is currently 4:47 AM in Rhode Island and 1:47 AM in California.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rhode Island to California is 3008 miles. It takes approximately 47 h 30 min to drive from Rhode Island to California.

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