How to get from New York City to Los Angeles

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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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flight

To get from New York City to Los Angeles on 21 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:50Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ7h16 19:06Burbank, CA
1 change
£2591One-way
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16:30LaGuardia Airport, NY11h05 00:35Los Angeles International Airport, CA
1 change
£2471One-way
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07:19Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ8h10 12:29Los Angeles International Airport, CA
1 change
£2751One-way
12:59LaGuardia Airport, NY10h16 20:15Los Angeles International Airport, CA
1 change
£2821One-way
14:50Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ8h41 20:31Los Angeles International Airport, CA
1 change
£2971One-way

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Travel Information to Los Angeles from New York City

distanceDistance2440 miles (3935 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£39 - £219
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £39 • 6 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £39 • 6 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 2440 miles (3935 km) by coach, 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 6 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £39. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from New York City to Los Angeles.

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FAQs

You can travel from New York City to Los Angeles 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from New York City to Los Angeles is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £39 compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

A flight is £180 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from New York City to Los Angeles costing on average £219.

A flight journey is usually £155 less than a journey to Los Angeles by train, which costs on average £194 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between New York City and Los Angeles is by flight, which takes on average 6 h 26 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by coach can take on average 64 h 35 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 67 h 20 min   of travel time.

The distance from New York City to Los Angeles is approximately 2440 miles (3935 km).

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

  • 1 train a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling 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 £219.
    • Spirit Airlines can take you to Los Angeles by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Spirit Airlines from New York City to Los Angeles for £39.
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Los Angeles by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak New York City to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for £194.

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

    • You'll find direct coach services to Los Angeles with Greyhound with around direct coaches every day.
    • You can check for a direct flight to Los Angeles with American Airlines, United or JetBlue Airways with direct flights per day.
    • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Los Angeles with.

    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 book tickets for this route.

    Omio customers who travel from New York City to Los Angeles often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Madrid or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Los Angeles and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

    • Coach tickets are costing £219 one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing £39 one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing on average £194 one way.

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

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