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from New York City to Los Angeles

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

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To get from New York City to Los Angeles on Jul 25 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00AMJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, NY6h00 12:00PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$3791One-way
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09:00AMJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, NY6h00 12:00PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$3791One-way
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04:35PMJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, NY6h15 07:50PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$4181One-way
03:05PMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ5h30 05:35PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$4271One-way
09:00AMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ10h19 04:19PMBurbank, CA
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$4041One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
Jul 24
$460Amtrak
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$267United
Sun
Jul 25
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$281Greyhound
$226Alaska Airlines
Mon
Jul 26
$406Amtrak
$317Greyhound
$240Spirit Airlines
Tue
Jul 27
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$314Greyhound
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Wed
Jul 28
$357Amtrak
$271Greyhound
$317Spirit Airlines
Thu
Jul 29
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$285Greyhound
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Fri
Jul 30
$541Amtrak
$325Greyhound
$323Spirit Airlines
Sat
Jul 31
$535Amtrak
$317Greyhound
$362Spirit Airlines
Sun
Aug 1
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$335Greyhound
$352American Airlines
Mon
Aug 2
$265Amtrak
$314Greyhound
$323Spirit Airlines
Tue
Aug 3
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$256Greyhound
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Thu
Aug 5
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$266Greyhound
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Fri
Aug 6
$345Amtrak
$273Greyhound
$208Spirit Airlines
Sat
Aug 7
$263Amtrak
$278Greyhound
$239Spirit Airlines
Sun
Aug 8
$264Amtrak
$273Greyhound
$240Spirit Airlines
Mon
Aug 9
$246Amtrak
$259Greyhound
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Tue
Aug 10
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$940United
Wed
Aug 11
$345Amtrak
$262Greyhound
$320United
Thu
Aug 12
$253Amtrak
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$188Spirit Airlines
Fri
Aug 13
$276Amtrak
$289Greyhound
$187Spirit Airlines

Travel Information to Los Angeles from New York City

distanceDistance2440 miles (3935 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$171 - $290
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $171 (€136) • 5 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $171 (€136) • 5 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 2440 miles (3935 km) from New York City to Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $171 (€136). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from New York City to Los Angeles.

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FAQs
How do I get from New York City to Los Angeles?

There are 3 travel options from New York City to Los Angeles: bus, flight or train.

How many miles from New York City to Los Angeles would I travel?

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

When traveling between New York City and Los Angeles, where do I depart from New York City and where do I arrive in Los Angeles?

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

    Which travel companies can take 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 from New York City to Los Angeles by bus with Greyhound. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $290 (€231) 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 $171 (€136) with Spirit Airlines from New York City to Los Angeles.
    • You can travel by train between New York City and Los Angeles with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak New York City to Los Angeles tickets for $279 (€223) on Omio.
    Is it possible to travel directly from New York City to Los Angeles?

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

    • You can travel directly by plane with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines or JetBlue Airways.

    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 between New York City and Los Angeles.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey between New York City and Los Angeles ends?
    Many of our customers traveling from New York City to Los Angeles don't make Los Angeles their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Los Angeles are Paris, Madrid or London, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Los Angeles to any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I buy my New York City to Los Angeles one way ticket online to get the best deals?

    When planning your trip from New York City to Los Angeles, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost on average $290 (€231) one way.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $171 (€136) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $279 (€223) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from New York City to Los Angeles online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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

    The cheapest way to go to Los Angeles from New York City is by taking a flight, which costs on average $171 (€136).

    This is compared to other ways of getting to Los Angeles:

    Taking a flight is about $119 (€95) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $290 (€231) for this journey.

    Taking a flight is usually $108 (€86) less than taking a train to Los Angeles, which costs on average $279 (€223) for the same trip.

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

    The quickest way to travel to Los Angeles from New York City is by flight, which takes on average 5 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

    In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 64 h 35 min.

    In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 71 h 25 min.