There are 11 ways to get from Toronto to California by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

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Fly Toronto to San Diego  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Diego (SAN) YYZ - SAN

$146 - $363

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Fly Toronto to Los Angeles  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Los Angeles (LAX) YYZ - LAX

$170 - $518

Fly Toronto to San Francisco  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Francisco (SFO) YYZ - SFO

$210 - $469

Night bus to Buffalo, fly to Los Angeles  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Los Angeles (LAX) BUF - LAX

$154 - $561

Fly Toronto to Long Beach  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Long Beach (LGB) YYZ - LGB

$256 - $1,012

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to San Diego (SAN) YTZ - SAN

$304 - $1,105

Train via Detroit Amtrak  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$362 - $1,108

Bus via Chicago, Il  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca 1351

$250 - $669

Train  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$375 - $1,158

Bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$255 - $686

Drive  •  40 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to Los Angeles 2558.5 miles

$330 - $490

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to California. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at 5th / Wall via Harrison & Jefferson, Chicago, Il and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto to California station. However, there are services departing from Toronto and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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The distance between Toronto and California is 3399 km. The road distance is 4093.7 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 11 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h to get from Toronto to California, including transfers.

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Toronto to California bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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Toronto to California train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to California is to fly which takes 8 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 6 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 11 h.

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

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Toronto to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to California.
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  • Distance: 2124.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and California, USA?

Air Canada, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Toronto to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to Los Angeles via Windsor, Detroit Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Chicago Midway, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Chicago Midway, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Montreal, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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 Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
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
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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
Night bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to California is 4094 km. It takes approximately 40 h 3 min to drive from Toronto to California.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto 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 Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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