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There are 5 ways to get from Coronado to Santa Catalina Island by ferry, train, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the ferry from Coronado Ferry Landing to 5th Av Pier
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Oceanside station to Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station
  4. Take the ferry from Dana Point to Avalon

$85 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via San Diego, Ca  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca 9454 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$60 - $68

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Long Beach Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$83 - $106

Line 901 bus, train, line 50 bus, line 121 bus, ferry  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the line 901 bus from Orange Av & 10th St to 12th & Imperial Transit Center 901
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Artic - Dock 5 to 7Th-Channel 50
  4. Take the line 121 bus from Beach Dr & W. Campus S to Catalina Landing N 121
  5. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$76 - $118

Line 901 bus, fly, ferry  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the line 901 bus from Orange Av & 10th St to Broadway & 1st Av
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$152 - $396

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Coronado to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry via San Diego, Ca which costs $60 - $70 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Coronado to Santa Catalina Island is to ferry and train which costs $85 - $150 and takes 5h 47m.

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The distance between Coronado and Santa Catalina Island is 87 miles.

The best way to get from Coronado to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to ferry and train which takes 5h 47m and costs $85 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Coronado to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 57m.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $125 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Coronado to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 86.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

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

There is no direct connection from Coronado to Avalon. However, you can take the ferry to 5th Av Pier, take the walk to Gaslamp Quarter Station, take the tram to Santa Fe Depot, take the walk to San Diego Santa Fe Depot, take the train to Oceanside Amtrak Station, take the walk to Oceanside station, take the train to Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station, take the taxi to Dana Point, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Coronado to Avalon via 12th & Imperial Transit Center, San Diego, Long Beach, L.B. Blvd. & Anaheim Sw, First & Shelter B N, Catalina Landing N, and Long Beach in around 6h 33m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $55
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Orange Av & 10th St to 12th & Imperial Transit Center
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Orange Av & 10th St to Broadway & 1st Av
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Artic - Dock 5 to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Beach Dr & W. Campus S to Catalina Landing N
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Ferry operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Ferry from Coronado Ferry Landing to 5th Av Pier
Ave. Duration
5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Catalina Express
Website
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com

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