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

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Recommended option

Fly Vancouver to San Francisco  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to San Francisco (SFO) YVR - SFO

$121 - $489

Cheapest option

Fly Vancouver to Los Angeles  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Los Angeles (LAX) YVR - LAX

$105 - $360

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Fly Vancouver to San Jose  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to San Jose (SJC) YVR - SJC

$123 - $551

Fly Vancouver to San Diego  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to San Diego (SAN) YVR - SAN

$124 - $654

Fly Vancouver to Sacramento  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Sacramento (SMF) YVR - SMF

$127 - $550

Fly Bellingham to Oakland  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Oakland (OAK) BLI - OAK

$133 - $641

Bus  •  33 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Los Angeles, Ca 1429

$125 - $310

Train  •  40 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$206 - $633

Drive  •  21 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Los Angeles 1284.4 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to California is to fly which costs $130 - $480 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to California is to fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs $160 - $650.

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The distance between Vancouver and California is 1439 km. The road distance is 2055 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Vancouver to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to California. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at 5th / San Pedro via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to California. However, there are services departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Seattle King Street Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and California, USA?

United Airlines, WestJet and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to San Francisco every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Vancouver to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $310 and the journey takes 33 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
33 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310

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