There are 6 ways to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena by train, tram, bus, taxi or car

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

Train, tram  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. Metro Gold Line

$61 - $90

Cheapest option

Line 43 bus, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. 43
  2. 460

$6 - $15

4 alternative options

Line 43 bus, train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. 43
  2. Orange County Line / ...

$11 - $20

Line 47 bus, bus, line 260 bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. 47
  2. 260 / ...

$16 - $41

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. 45.1 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  51 min

  1. 45.1 miles

$4 - $7

What companies run services between Costa Mesa, CA, USA and Pasadena, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Costa Mesa to Pasadena via Fairview-Westminster, Westminster-Fairview, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Santa Ana, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Whittier / Atlantic, and Atlantic / Whittier in around 3 h 49 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Bernard to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Victoria to Fairview-Westminster
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Bernard to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Atlantic / Whittier to Fair Oaks / Colorado
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland to 6th / Hill
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Costa Mesa to Pasadena
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$240 - $290
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Costa Mesa and Pasadena is 60 km. The road distance is 72 km.

The cheapest way to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena is to taxi which takes 51 min and costs $240 - $290.

No, there is no direct bus from Costa Mesa to Pasadena. However, there are services departing from Harbor-Victoria and arriving at Fair Oaks / Colorado via Westminster-Fairview, Santa Ana, Ca, 7th / Decatur and Atlantic / Whittier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena, including transfers.