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There are 7 ways to get from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly from Toronto  •  7h 31m

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

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Shuttle to Buffalo, fly  •  10h 4m

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

Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City  •  9h 17m

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

Train via Detroit  •  2 days 8h

  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

Train  •  2 days 13h

  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

Train, bus  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus to El Monte

Drive  •  40h 2m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 2550.2 miles

Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by train, car, walk and bus

The journey time between Toronto and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is around 2 days 16h and covers a distance of around 2770 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 12h. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 16h. Operated by VIA Rail, Amtrak and LAX FlyAway, the Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in LAX Terminal 1 Upper Level FlyAway Stop. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2 days 4h
Layover time:
12h
Total time:
2 days 16h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 16h
Journey distance:
2770 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$326
Carbon emissions:
235 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:45
Last service departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) train, car, walk and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which costs $250 - $270 and takes 9h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which costs $210 - $650 and takes 7h 31m.

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The distance between Toronto and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 2196 miles. The road distance is 2550.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) without a car is to train which takes 2 days 13h and costs $390 - $600.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which takes 7h 31m and costs $210 - $650. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $410 - $700 and takes 2 days 8h.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 6m.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 5:41 AM in Toronto and 2:41 AM in Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 2550 miles. It takes approximately 40h 2m to drive from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

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

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
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  • Distance: 2195.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 31m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA?

Air Canada, WestJet and three other airlines fly from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) via Windsor, Detroit, Chicago Union Station, Fullerton Amtrak Station, Los Angeles, and Union Station FlyAway - 800 N Alameda St at Union Station / Patsaurus Plaza in around 2 days 8h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$201
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $480
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $480
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
11h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$201
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
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
$70 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
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
Every 2 hours
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
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 El Monte
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $300
Flexible
$310 - $440

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