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There are 5 ways to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena by bus, train, tram, 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

Line 650 bus, train, tram  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the line 650 bus from Oc Fair-Yellow Gate to Artic - Dock 7 650
  2. Take the train from Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the tram from Union Station - Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station

$26 - $49

Cheapest option

Line 43 bus, bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-Bernard to Harbor-East Shuttle Area 43
  2. Take the bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to 6th / Hill 460

$6 - $15

3 alternative options

Line 43 bus, train  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-Bernard to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 2 43
  2. Take the train from Fullerton station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line / ...

$10 - $18

Taxi  •  51m

  1. Take a taxi from Costa Mesa to Pasadena 45.1 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  51m

  1. Drive from Costa Mesa to Pasadena 45.1 miles

$4 - $7

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

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

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The distance between Costa Mesa and Pasadena is 38 miles. The road distance is 45.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena without a car is to line 650 bus and train and tram which takes 2h 37m and costs $26 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2h 37m to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Costa Mesa to Pasadena is 45 miles. It takes approximately 51m to drive from Costa Mesa to Pasadena.

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There are 1856+ hotels available in Pasadena. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena.
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  • Distance: 37.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 37m

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

You can take a bus from Costa Mesa to Pasadena via Harbor-East Shuttle Area, Disneyland Employee's Entrance, 6th / Hill, Olive & 6th, Broadway & Gin Ling Way, and Chinatown Station in around 4h 6m.

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 Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metro Los Angeles
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Fullerton station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Oc Fair-Yellow Gate to Artic - Dock 7
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Bernard to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 2
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Bernard to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to 6th / Hill
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Costa Mesa to Pasadena
Ave. Duration
51m
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035

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