There are 10 ways to get from Vancouver to California by plane, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Vancouver to San Francisco  •  5 h 20 min

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

$121 - $489

Cheapest option

Fly Vancouver to Los Angeles  •  6 h 4 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 21 min

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

$123 - $551

Fly Vancouver to San Diego  •  5 h 45 min

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

$124 - $654

Fly Vancouver to Sacramento  •  5 h 53 min

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

$127 - $550

Subway to Bellingham, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the subway from Vancouver City Centre Station to Bridgeport Station
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Oakland (OAK) BLI - OAK

$133 - $641

Fly Seattle to Sacramento  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sacramento (SMF) SEA - SMF

$145 - $533

Bus  •  33 h 44 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 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 $130 - $480 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to California is to fly which costs $150 - $650 and takes 5 h 20 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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It takes approximately 5 h 20 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 44 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 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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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 18 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to California.
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  • Distance: 901.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

United Airlines, Air Canada and three other airlines fly from Vancouver to San Francisco hourly. 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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
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 Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $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 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 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 Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 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 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Subway from Vancouver City Centre Station to Bridgeport Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
translink.ca
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310

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