There are 8 ways to get from Vermont to California by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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 Burlington to San Diego  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Burlington (BTV) to San Diego (SAN) BTV - SAN

$283 - $904

Cheapest option

Train, bus to Boston, fly to San Diego  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brattleboro Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Boston, Ma
  3. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Diego (SAN) BOS - SAN

$193 - $808

6 alternative options

Train to Hartford, fly to Los Angeles  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Brattleboro Amtrak to Hartford Amtrak
  2. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Los Angeles (LAX) BDL - LAX

$225 - $621

Train, bus to Boston, fly to Los Angeles  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Brattleboro Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Boston, Ma
  3. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) BOS - LAX

$197 - $593

Bus, train to Newark, fly to San Diego  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Bennington Station Restaurant to AMTRAK Station Rensselaer
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN) EWR - SAN

$222 - $664

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  2. Take the train from Westport Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$416 - $1,249

Bus  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Greyhound \ Trailways Terminal 7
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
  3. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$326 - $798

Drive  •  47 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Burlington to Los Angeles 2979.2 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vermont to California is to train and bus and fly which costs $190 - $850 and takes 11 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vermont to California is to fly which costs $280 - $950 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vermont to California. However, there are services departing from Downtown Transit Center Burlington and arriving at Main & 1st via Albany, NY, New York, Ny and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 5 h.

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The distance between Vermont and California is 2465 miles. The road distance is 2979.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Vermont to California without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 5 h and costs $320 - $800.

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It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to get from Vermont to California, including transfers.

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Vermont to California bus services, operated by Vermont Translines, depart from Downtown Transit Center Burlington station.

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The best way to get from Vermont to California is to fly which takes 9 h 26 min and costs $280 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $320 - $800 and takes 3 days 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from Burlington Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Vermont to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

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California is 3 h behind Vermont. It is currently 9:55 PM in Vermont and 6:55 PM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Vermont to California is 2979 miles. It takes approximately 47 h 35 min to drive from Vermont to California.

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Map of how to get from Vermont to California.
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  • Distance: 2465.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 26 min

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

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from South Burlington to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Burlington to Los Angeles via Greyhound \ Trailways Terminal, Albany, NY, New York, NY, New York, Ny, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main & 6th in around 3 days 5 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Burlington to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Hartford to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Brattleboro Amtrak to Hartford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Brattleboro Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Westport Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Bus operators
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
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from New York, Ny to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 19 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700
Vermont Translines
Phone
+1 844- 888-7267
Email
info@vttranslines.com
Website
vttranslines.com
Bus from Bennington Station Restaurant to AMTRAK Station Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Book at
vttranslines.com
Bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Greyhound \ Trailways Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vttranslines.com
Book at
vttranslines.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Ferry operators
Lake Champlain Ferries
Website
ferries.com
Car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
ferries.com

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