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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.

Our recommendation

To get from New York City to Los Angeles on 8 Dec we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ7h47 11:47Los Angeles International Airport, CA
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£2611One-way
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07:00Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ7h47 11:47Los Angeles International Airport, CA
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17:00Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ6h05 20:05Los Angeles International Airport, CA
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18:30Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ6h17 21:47Los Angeles International Airport, CA
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18:00Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ6h30 21:30Los Angeles International Airport, CA
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Tue
7 Dec
£209Amtrak
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£166Alaska Airlines
Wed
8 Dec
£264Amtrak
£206Greyhound
£261United
Thu
9 Dec
£194Amtrak
£124Greyhound
£72Spirit Airlines
Fri
10 Dec
£260Amtrak
£220Greyhound
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Sat
11 Dec
£183Amtrak
£187Greyhound
£43Spirit Airlines
Sun
12 Dec
£209Amtrak
£227Greyhound
£129United
Mon
13 Dec
£197Amtrak
£196Greyhound
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Tue
14 Dec
£262Amtrak
£195Greyhound
£76Alaska Airlines
Wed
15 Dec
£263Amtrak
£194Greyhound
£116United
Thu
16 Dec
£197Amtrak
£212Greyhound
£175United
Fri
17 Dec
£209Amtrak
£219Greyhound
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Sat
18 Dec
£190Amtrak
£185Greyhound
£254Spirit Airlines
Sun
19 Dec
£243Amtrak
£221Greyhound
£237Spirit Airlines
Mon
20 Dec
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£218Greyhound
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Tue
21 Dec
£205Amtrak
£178Greyhound
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Wed
22 Dec
£400Amtrak
£212Greyhound
£177Spirit Airlines
Thu
23 Dec
£276Amtrak
£151Greyhound
£339Spirit Airlines
Fri
24 Dec
£262Amtrak
£219Greyhound
£359Spirit Airlines
Sat
25 Dec
£263Amtrak
£181Greyhound
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Sun
26 Dec
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£219Greyhound
£303Spirit Airlines
Mon
27 Dec
£209Amtrak
£215Greyhound
£378Spirit Airlines

Travel Information to Los Angeles from New York City

distanceDistance2440 miles (3935 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£42 - £213
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £42 • 5 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £42 • 5 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 2440 miles (3935 km) by coach, flight or train between New York City and Los Angeles. 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 £42. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from New York City to Los Angeles.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from New York City to Los Angeles?

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

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

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from New York City to Los Angeles. Tickets for a flight cost on average £42.

This is compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

A flight is about £171 less than a coach, which costs on average £213 for this trip.

A flight journey is usually £146 less than a journey to Los Angeles by train, which costs on average £188 for the same trip.

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

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

Other travel options between New York City and Los Angeles can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 64 h 40 min   of travel time.

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

How many miles are between New York City and Los Angeles

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

How many services a day are there 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 between New York City and Los Angeles as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from New York City to Los Angeles?

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

    Which travel companies can get me from New York City to Los Angeles?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from New York City to Los Angeles, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Greyhound to go to Los Angeles by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Greyhound New York City to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for £213.
    • Travel with Spirit Airlines to go to Los Angeles by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Spirit Airlines New York City to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for £42.
    • Amtrak can take you to Los Angeles by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from New York City to Los Angeles for £188.
    Is it possible to travel directly to Los Angeles from New York City?

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

    • You can find direct flights per day to Los Angeles with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United or JetBlue Airways.
    • You can check for a direct train to Los Angeles with with 1 direct train per day.

    As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Los Angeles tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

    What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from New York City to Los Angeles?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from New York City to Los Angeles often extend their holiday 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 early should I book tickets between New York City and Los Angeles online for the best deals?

    Before travelling 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:

    • The price of a coach ticket is on average £213 one way for this journey.
    • The price of a plane ticket is on average £42 one way for this journey.
    • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £188 one way on average.

    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.

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