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

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Recommended option

Bus, line 260 bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the line 260 bus from Atlantic / Whittier to Fair Oaks / Colorado 260 / ...

$14 - $34

Cheapest option

Line 43 bus, train  •  4 h 22 min

  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

4 alternative options

Line 650 bus, train, tram  •  3 h 28 min

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

$26 - $49

Line 43 bus, line 460 bus, line 1 bus, bus, line 260 bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-Bernard to Harbor-East Shuttle Area 43
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Pioneer / Rosecrans 460
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Pioneer/Rosecrans to Norwalk/Whittier 1
  4. Take the bus from Whittier / Norwalk to Atlantic / Riggin
  5. Take the line 260 bus from Atlantic / Riggin to Fair Oaks / Colorado 260 / ...

Taxi  •  51 min

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

$240 - $290

Drive  •  51 min

  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 51 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Costa Mesa to Pasadena. However, there are services departing from Oc Fair-Yellow Gate and arriving at Fair Oaks / Colorado via Santa Ana, Ca, 7th / Decatur and Atlantic / Whittier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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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 bus and line 260 bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs $14 - $35.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Costa Mesa to Pasadena, including transfers.

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Costa Mesa to Pasadena bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Costa Mesa to Pasadena bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Fair Oaks / Colorado station.

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

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There are 1723+ hotels available in Pasadena. Prices start at $114 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: 2 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Costa Mesa to Pasadena via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Santa Ana, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Whittier / Atlantic, and Atlantic / Whittier in around 2 h 55 min.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
52 min
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Fullerton station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
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 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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Atlantic / Whittier to Fair Oaks / Colorado
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Pioneer / Rosecrans
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Atlantic / Riggin to Fair Oaks / Colorado
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Oc Fair-Yellow Gate to Artic - Dock 7
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Bernard to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Bernard to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Norwalk Transit System
Phone
562-929-5700
Website
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Bus from Pioneer/Rosecrans to Norwalk/Whittier
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Montebello Bus Lines
Phone
323-558-1625
Email
ridembl@cityofmontebello.com
Website
ridembl.com
Bus from Whittier / Norwalk to Atlantic / Riggin
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ridembl.com
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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