What’s the best route from Los Angeles to Boise, Idaho?

I currently live in Los Angeles, but I’ve got to head to Boise, Idaho for a wedding. My husband is deathly afraid of flying, so it looks like it’s time for a road trip! What’s the quickest route from Los Angeles to Boise?

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Answer provided by
Ethan Daniel Moser
Answered on May 19, 2022
Yikes! We’re sorry to hear about your hubby’s aerophobia. The best route from Los Angeles to Boise is along US-95 N—totaling approximately 841 miles.
Here’s a breakdown of the route:
  • From Los Angeles, take I-5 to exit 162 for CA-14 N
  • From CA-14 N continue straight onto US-395 N
  • In Bishop, veer right onto US-6 E
  • After entering Nevada, turn left onto NV-360 N
  • Turn left onto US-95 N
  • After approximately 147 miles, merge onto I-80 E
  • Take exit 178 and turn left onto NV-289 E
  • Turn left onto NV-795 W, then merge onto US-95 N
  • Follow US-95 N into Oregon and then into Idaho
  • Turn right onto ID-55 N
  • Turn right onto the I-84 E ramp toward Boise
  • Merge onto I-84 E
  • Take exit 49 to I-184 E and arrive at your destination in Boise, Idaho!
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