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

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Fly to San Diego  •  8h 3m

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

$126 - $615

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Fly to Los Angeles  •  8h 31m

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

$152 - $920

Fly to San Francisco  •  8h 42m

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

$152 - $230

Fly to Santa Ana  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Santa Ana (SNA) YYZ - SNA

$169 - $670

Fly to Fresno  •  11h 3m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Fresno (FAT) YYZ - FAT

$368 - $1,314

Fly to Long Beach  •  10h 58m

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

$206 - $962

Train, bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Denver
  4. Take the bus from Denver to El Monte

$308 - $500

Bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON - Casino Niagara
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus to Los Angeles

$277 - $434

Train  •  3 days 5h

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

$347 - $544

Drive  •  39h 44m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Los Angeles 2533.3 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to California is to fly which costs $190 - $290 and takes 8h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to California is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 8h 3m.

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The distance between Toronto and California is 2125 miles. The road distance is 2533.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 15h and costs $340 - $550.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m to get from Toronto to California, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Toronto to California is to fly which takes 8h 3m and costs $150 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $340 - $550 and takes 2 days 15h, you could also train, which costs $430 - $700 and takes 3 days 5h.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 10m.

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California is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 8:23 PM in Toronto and 5:23 PM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to California is 2533 miles. It takes approximately 39h 44m to drive from Toronto to California.

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Air Canada, WestJet, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to San Diego Airport.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to California.
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  • Distance: 2124.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 3m

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

Air Canada, Delta and three other airlines fly from Toronto to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Los Angeles via Niagara Falls, ON - Casino Niagara, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, 14303, United States of America, 3rd St & Old Falls St, Buffalo, NY, Columbus, Los Angeles, and 7th / Decatur in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $480
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $480
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $480
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $480
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Fresno via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Fresno via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Fresno via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $420
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $420
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Fresno via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,400
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,400
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,400
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $480
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Denver
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
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 Denver to El Monte
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $220
Bus from Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $310
Flexible
$310 - $450
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON - Casino Niagara
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca

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