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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Salt Lake City to San Diego  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Diego (SAN) SLC - SAN

$74 - $296

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Fly Salt Lake City to Long Beach  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Long Beach (LGB) SLC - LGB

$70 - $234

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Fly Salt Lake City to San Jose  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Jose (SJC) SLC - SJC

$78 - $210

Fly St George to Los Angeles  •  3h 32m

  1. Fly from St George (SGU) to Los Angeles (LAX) SGU - LAX

$131 - $651

Fly Salt Lake City to Sacramento  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Sacramento (SMF) SLC - SMF

$80 - $304

Fly Salt Lake City to Fresno, line 34 bus  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Fresno (FAT) SLC - FAT
  2. Take the line 34 bus from Nw M St - Mariposa to NE FIRST - McKENZIE

$146 - $756

Bus  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the bus from West Valley City to Fontana
  2. Take the bus from Fontana to Downtown Los Angeles Lv

$102 - $200

Train  •  31h 8m

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight

$182 - $514

Night bus, bus  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the night bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Las Vegas, Nv 6051
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca 6013 / ...

$74 - $196

Drive  •  10h 55m

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles 694.6 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Utah to California is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 10h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Utah to California is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 3h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Utah station to California station. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station via Sacramento Valley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 8m.

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The distance between Utah and California is 429 miles. The road distance is 694.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Utah to California without a car is to bus which takes 17h 5m and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Utah to California, including transfers.

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Utah to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salt Lake City Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Utah to California is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs $70 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $200 and takes 17h 5m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 31h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 47m.

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California is 1h behind Utah. It is currently 12:22 AM in Utah and 11:22 PM in California.

Map of how to get from Utah to California.
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  • Distance: 429 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Utah, USA and California, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles via Millcreek Station, Millcreek Station, West Valley City, and Fontana in around 17h 5m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Long Beach via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from St George to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Salt Lake City to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Salt Lake City to Fresno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St George to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Salt Lake City to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Train operators
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
15h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Fresno Public Transportation
Website
fresno.gov
Bus from Nw M St - Mariposa to NE FIRST - McKENZIE
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fresno.gov
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from West Valley City to Fontana
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
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GotoBus
Bus from Fontana to Downtown Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $65
Book at
GotoBus
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
Night bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Utah to California is 695 miles. It takes approximately 10h 55m to drive from Utah to California.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Salt Lake City 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 Utah to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25m and costs $3.

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