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There are 10 ways to get from Vancouver to California by plane, shuttle, train, 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 Vancouver to San Francisco  •  5 h 22 min

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

$119 - $493

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Fly Vancouver to Los Angeles  •  6 h 2 min

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

$98 - $364

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Fly Vancouver to San Jose  •  5 h 20 min

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

$118 - $562

Fly Vancouver to Sacramento  •  5 h 28 min

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

$125 - $556

Fly Vancouver to San Diego  •  5 h 50 min

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

$125 - $657

Shuttle to Bellingham, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Oakland (OAK) BLI - OAK

$135 - $645

Train to Seattle, fly to Sacramento  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sacramento (SMF) SEA - SMF

$135 - $559

Bus  •  33 h 46 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 to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$206 - $633

Drive  •  21 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Los Angeles 1287 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to California is to fly which costs $120 - $480 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to California is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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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 46 min.

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

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The distance between Vancouver and California is 1443 km. The road distance is 2059.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to California without a car is to bus which takes 33 h 46 min and costs $160 - $410.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Vancouver to California, including transfers.

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Vancouver to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vancouver, Bc station.

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Vancouver to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Vancouver Pacific Central Station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to California is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $150 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $410 and takes 33 h 46 min, you could also train, which costs $270 - $850 and takes 40 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to California.
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  • Distance: 901.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

WestJet, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Vancouver to Los Angeles 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $310 and the journey takes 33 h 35 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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 Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
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 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
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Vancouver to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to California is 2059 km. It takes approximately 21 h 53 min to drive from Vancouver to California.

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WestJet, Air Canada, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $5.

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