There are 9 ways to get from Toronto to California by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Toronto to San Diego  •  8h 12m

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

$146 - $612

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Fly Toronto to Los Angeles  •  8h 47m

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

$162 - $920

Fly Toronto to San Francisco  •  8h 40m

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

$217 - $434

Fly Toronto to San Jose  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Jose (SJC) YYZ - SJC

$179 - $447

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Los Angeles  •  11h 16m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Los Angeles (LAX) BUF - LAX

$222 - $380

Train via Detroit  •  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

$300 - $452

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

$305 - $457

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

$268 - $381

Drive  •  40h 10m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Los Angeles 2558.7 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to California is to fly which costs $220 - $1,300 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to California is to fly which costs $200 - $850 and takes 8h 12m.

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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 2125 miles. The road distance is 2558.7 miles.

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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 $420 - $650.

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It takes approximately 8h 12m 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 12m and costs $200 - $850. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $410 - $650 and takes 2 days 6h, you could also bus, which costs $360 - $550 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 12m

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

Air Canada, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Toronto to San Diego every 30 minutes. 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 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $3,600
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,000
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,000
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $3,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$55 - $85
EconomyPlus
$80 - $110
Business
$95 - $130
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$40 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
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 Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
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
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $300
Flexible
$300 - $430

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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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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 6:05 AM in Toronto and 3:05 AM 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 2559 miles. It takes approximately 40h 10m 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 eight+ 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 $5 - $13.

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