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

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Bus, ferry  •  3 h 49 min

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

$37 - $42

2 alternative options

Line 9474 bus, ferry  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 9474 bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca 9474 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$48 - $61

Line 173 bus, ferry  •  5 h 13 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 costs $35 - $45 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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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 3 h 49 min and costs $35 - $45.

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

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There are 13+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $160 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: 3 h 49 min

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 Long Beach, Ca, Anaheim Street Station, Downtown Long Beach Station, and Long Beach in around 3 h 59 min.

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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Carson & Norwalk Nw to First & Shelter F S
Ave. Duration
58 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 Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Catalina Express

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