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

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

United Airlines, WestJet and five other airlines fly from Vancouver to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Vancouver to Los Angeles once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $300 and the journey takes 33 h 35 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Avg. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Avg. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Avg. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana via Portland
Avg. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana
Avg. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Avg. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana via Seattle
Avg. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Avg. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Avg. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Avg. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana via Portland
Avg. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Avg. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Avg. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Avg. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Avg. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Calgary
Avg. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Avg. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Ana
Avg. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose
Avg. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Avg. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Avg. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento
Avg. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
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
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Avg. Duration
35 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, CA
Avg. Duration
33 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vancouver to California?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Vancouver to California?

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to California is to bus which costs $150 and takes 33 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vancouver to California?

The quickest way to get from Vancouver to California is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs $210.

Is there a direct train between Vancouver and California?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Vancouver and California?

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.

How long does it take to get from Vancouver to California?

It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Vancouver to California, including transfers.