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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 Toronto to San Diego  •  8h 22m

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

$146 - $362

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Fly Toronto to San Francisco  •  8h 36m

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

$210 - $468

Fly Toronto to Los Angeles  •  8h 37m

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

$164 - $509

Fly Toronto to Long Beach  •  10h 55m

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

$256 - $1,011

Fly Toronto to Santa Ana  •  12h 40m

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

$273 - $1,428

Train to Detroit, fly to San Diego  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to San Diego (SAN) DTW - SAN

$248 - $772

Train via Detroit Amtrak Station  •  2 days 6h

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

$384 - $1,098

Train  •  2 days 12h

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

$392 - $1,161

Bus  •  2 days 12h

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

$255 - $684

Drive  •  40h 3m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Los Angeles 2558.5 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to California is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 8h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to California is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 8h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to California. However, there are services departing from Toronto, On and arriving at 5th / Los Angeles via Chicago, Il and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12h.

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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 via Buffalo Depew Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12h.

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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 train which takes 2 days 12h and costs $500 - $1,600.

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It takes approximately 8h 22m to get from Toronto to California, including transfers.

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Toronto to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, 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 8h 22m and costs $190 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $500 - $1,500 and takes 2 days 6h, you could also bus, which costs $330 - $900 and takes 2 days 12h.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to California.
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  • Distance: 2124.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 22m

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

Air Canada, Delta 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 Station, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 6h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
11h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
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
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
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 to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
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
Bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 24m.

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

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California is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 10:29 PM in Toronto and 7:29 PM in California.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to California is 4094 km. It takes approximately 40h 3m 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 seven+ 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 25m and costs $5 - $13.

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