There are 3 ways to get from Anaheim to Santa Catalina Island by bus, ferry or train

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Bus, ferry  •  3 h 49 min

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

$37 - $42

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Dana Point to Avalon

$48 - $88

Line 173 bus, ferry  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 173 bus from Carson & Norwalk Nw to First & Shelter F S 173
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$43 - $51

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Anaheim and Santa Catalina Island is 69 km.

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

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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 San Juan Capistrano Amtrak, Camino Capistrano-Ortega, Pacific Coast-Dana Point Harbor, and Dana Point in around 4 h 5 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Anaheim-Broadway to Balboa-Adams
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Carson & Norwalk Nw to First & Shelter F S
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Ferry operators
Catalina Tours
Website
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Catalina Express
Website
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com

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