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Fly Toronto to Los Angeles  •  8h 20m

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

$172 - $500

8 alternative options

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Los Angeles  •  11h

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

$292 - $750

Fly Toronto to Burbank  •  10h 50m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Burbank (BUR) YYZ - BUR

$458 - $617

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles  •  10h 18m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Los Angeles (LAX) YTZ - LAX

$209 - $222

Fly Toronto to Long Beach  •  11h 38m

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

$230 - $566

Train via Detroit  •  2 days 6h

  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 Fullerton Amtrak Station

$320 - $521

Train  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station 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

$308 - $457

Bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station 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

$276 - $431

Drive  •  39h 44m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Los Angeles 2533.3 miles

$330 - $490

Toronto to Los Angeles by train and car

The journey time between Toronto and Los Angeles is around 2 days 18h and covers a distance of around 2754 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 18h. Operated by VIA Rail and Amtrak, the Toronto to Los Angeles service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Los Angeles. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 18h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 18h
Journey distance:
2754 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$319
Carbon emissions:
231 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:30
Last service departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Los Angeles train and car schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $260 - $280 and takes 10h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $210 - $650 and takes 8h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto station to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles is 2184 miles. The road distance is 2533.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Los Angeles without a car is to train which takes 2 days 12h and costs $380 - $600.

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It takes approximately 8h 20m to get from Toronto to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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Toronto to Los Angeles train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 8h 20m and costs $210 - $650. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $390 - $650 and takes 2 days 6h, you could also bus, which costs $340 - $550 and takes 2 days 15h.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 59m.

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Los Angeles is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 2:30 PM in Toronto and 11:30 AM in Los Angeles.

Map of how to get from Toronto to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 2183.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 20m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

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

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$196
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$201
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $440
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $440
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $490
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $600
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$196
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$196
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$201
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$48 - $51
EconomyPlus
$60 - $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 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 Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON - Casino Niagara
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca
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 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

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Toronto to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles station.

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

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American Airlines, Air Canada, WestJet and two other airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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