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There are 2 ways to get from Anaheim to Santa Catalina Island by bus, ferry or tram

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Bus, ferry  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim-Broadway to Balboa-Adams 47A / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon

$37 - $42

1 alternative option

Tram, ferry  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Long Beach Station Metro Blue Line
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$62 - $81

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anaheim to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $35 - $45 and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Anaheim to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $35 - $45 and takes 3h 49m.

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The distance between Anaheim and Santa Catalina Island is 43 miles.

The best way to get from Anaheim to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 3h 49m and costs $35 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Anaheim to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Anaheim to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 42.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Anaheim, CA, USA and Santa Catalina Island, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Anaheim to Avalon. However, you can take the bus to Balboa-Adams, take the walk to Newport Beach, CA, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Anaheim to Avalon via Los Angeles Union Station, Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, Downtown Long Beach Station, and Long Beach in around 4h 52m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Anaheim-Broadway to Balboa-Adams
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Ferry operators
Catalina Tours
Website
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Catalina Express

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