start from

start from

 some place
1. [for someone] to begin a journey at some place. (The emphasis is on the location of the start of the journey.) We started from California. Where will you start from;'
2. [for a journey] to begin from a particular point. The journey started from Chicago. Our trip started from the airport in New York.
See also: start
References in classic literature ?
The station-master, on the other hand, was convinced it would start from the local.
Part of the next morning was consumed in inquiries at every house in the town from which a coach started--(all in vain, for you know Hetty did not start from Stonition by coach, but on foot in the grey morning)--and then in walking out to the first toll-gates on the different lines of road, in the forlorn hope of finding some recollection of her there.
The San Francisco steamer does not start from Yokohama.
Ryan Hemphill, who qualified fourth, also will start from the rear after crashing in turn 2 near the end of the final practice session.
Soon, congressmen began hearing complaints about Head Start from local politicians who had originally thought it would be okay to offer poor kids hot meals and cast-off books, only to discover that Head Start was creating a power base independent of their patronage.
At the Wyndham Harbour Island, Buy One, Get One Free rates start from $189, and includes buy one, get one free dinner at the Luna de Mare restaurant.
Executives planned the combination of Zany Brainy and The Right Start from the start, using the larger, better-known chain's market share to grow its smaller but richer sister store.