Travel options
from New York City to Los Angeles

You can get from New York City to Los Angeles by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from New York City to Los Angeles on Nov 28 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30AMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ6h21 09:51AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$4291One-way
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06:30AMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ6h21 09:51AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$4291One-way
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08:40AMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ6h06 11:46AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$4591One-way
08:35PMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ6h17 11:52PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$4591One-way
04:45PMLaGuardia Airport, NY8h15 10:00PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$4401One-way

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Sat
Nov 27
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$382United
Sun
Nov 28
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$382United
Mon
Nov 29
$361Amtrak
$340Greyhound
$263Mesa Airlines
Tue
Nov 30
$285Amtrak
$277Greyhound
$265United
Wed
Dec 1
$267Amtrak
$265Greyhound
$136Alaska Airlines
Thu
Dec 2
$282Amtrak
$258Greyhound
$226Alaska Airlines
Fri
Dec 3
$282Amtrak
$282Greyhound
$226Alaska Airlines
Sat
Dec 4
$268Amtrak
$275Greyhound
$133Spirit Airlines
Sun
Dec 5
$259Amtrak
$261Greyhound
$105United
Mon
Dec 6
$265Amtrak
$265Greyhound
$138Alaska Airlines
Tue
Dec 7
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$236Greyhound
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Wed
Dec 8
$283Amtrak
$242Greyhound
$94Alaska Airlines
Thu
Dec 9
$262Amtrak
$167Greyhound
$97Spirit Airlines
Fri
Dec 10
$256Amtrak
$257Greyhound
$57Spirit Airlines
Sat
Dec 11
$247Amtrak
$253Greyhound
$59Spirit Airlines
Sun
Dec 12
$282Amtrak
$269Greyhound
$181Mesa Airlines
Mon
Dec 13
$265Amtrak
$264Greyhound
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Tue
Dec 14
$277Amtrak
$249Greyhound
$103Alaska Airlines
Wed
Dec 15
$284Amtrak
$249Greyhound
$140Alaska Airlines
Thu
Dec 16
$265Amtrak
$265Greyhound
$159Spirit Airlines
Fri
Dec 17
$265Amtrak
$269Greyhound
$290United

Travel Information from New York City to Los Angeles

distanceDistance2440 miles (3935 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$57 - $291
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $57 (€47) • 5 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $57 (€47) • 5 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 2440 miles (3935 km) by bus, flight or train to Los Angeles from New York City. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $57 (€47). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from New York City to Los Angeles.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from New York City to Los Angeles?

There are 3 ways to travel to Los Angeles from New York City including taking a bus, flight or train.

How do I get from New York City to Los Angeles the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel from New York City to Los Angeles is by taking a flight with an average price of $57 (€47).

This is compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

Taking a flight is about $234 (€192) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $291 (€240) for this journey.

Taking a flight is about $200 (€165) less than taking a train, which costs on average $257 (€212) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from New York City to Los Angeles?

The fastest way to get to Los Angeles from New York City is by flight with an average travel time of 5 h 49 min.

Other travel options to Los Angeles can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 64 h 40 min.

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 67 h 20 min.

How far is Los Angeles from New York City?

Los Angeles is approximately 2440 miles (3935 km) away from New York City.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from New York City to Los Angeles?

The average frequency per day from New York City to Los Angeles is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from New York City to Los Angeles as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from New York City to Los Angeles:

    Who can get me from New York City to Los Angeles?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from New York City to Los Angeles:

    • You can travel between New York City and Los Angeles by bus with Greyhound. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $291 (€240) with Greyhound from New York City to Los Angeles.
    • You can take a flight from New York City to Los Angeles with Spirit Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $57 (€47) with Spirit Airlines from New York City to Los Angeles.
    • You can travel by train to Los Angeles from New York City with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak New York City to Los Angeles tickets for $257 (€212) on Omio.
    Is it possible to travel directly to Los Angeles from New York City?

    Yes, there are direct services available from New York City to Los Angeles with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct train with with 1 direct train per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Los Angeles as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from New York City to Los Angeles.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey from New York City to Los Angeles ends?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from New York City to Los Angeles often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your New York City and Los Angeles itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Los Angeles and any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I book tickets between New York City and Los Angeles online to get the best deals?

    Before traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $291 (€240) one way.
    • A plane ticket costs $57 (€47) one way on average for this route.
    • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $257 (€212) one way.

    But we recommend booking New York City to Los Angeles tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.