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There are 10 ways to get from Cupertino to Santa Catalina Island by bus, ferry, train, night bus, plane, tram or subway

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Recommended option

Bus, ferry via Long Beach  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the bus from San José, CA to Los Angeles, CA Northern CA-Southern CA
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$78 - $98

Cheapest option

Night bus, ferry  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the night bus from East San Jose to Downtown Long Beach FlixBus
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$58 - $68

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Bus, ferry  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA - State University to Los Angeles, CA - Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to San Pedro Catalina Terminal Amtrak
  3. Take the ferry from San Pedro Berth 95 to Avalon

Train, ferry  •  16h 15m

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$98 - $130

Bus to San Jose, fly to Los Angeles, tram, ferry  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Frances & Olson
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX
  3. Take the tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line
  4. Take the tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro A Line to Downtown Long Beach Station
  5. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$102 - $196

Bus to San Jose, fly to Long Beach, ferry  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Frances & Olson
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$157 - $514

Bus, BART to Oakland, fly to Long Beach, ferry  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Berryessa Transit Center
  2. Take the BART from Berryessa to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Long Beach (LGB) OAK - LGB
  4. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$164 - $508

Bus to San Jose, fly to Burbank, tram, ferry  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Frances & Olson
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  3. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to Downtown Long Beach Station
  4. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$115 - $410

Bus to San Jose, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, tram, ferry  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Frances & Olson
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SJC - ONT
  3. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
  4. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Long Beach Station
  5. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$220 - $812

Bus to San Jose, fly to Santa Ana, train, ferry  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Frances & Olson
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA
  3. Take the train from Tustin station to San Juan Capistrano station
  4. Take the ferry from Dana Point to Avalon

$180 - $556

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The cheapest way to get from Cupertino to Santa Catalina Island is to night bus and ferry which costs $55 - $70 and takes 11h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Cupertino to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and fly and tram and ferry which costs $100 - $200 and takes 7h 8m.

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The distance between Cupertino and Santa Catalina Island is 342 miles.

The best way to get from Cupertino to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to bus and ferry via Long Beach which takes 11h 41m and costs $75 - $100.

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It takes approximately 11h 41m to get from Cupertino to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cupertino to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 341.9 miles
  • Duration: 11h 41m

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

There is no direct connection from Cupertino to Santa Catalina Island. However, you can take the line 23 bus to Santa Clara & 1st, take the line 22 bus to Tully & King, take the walk to San José, CA, take the bus to Los Angeles, CA, take the walk to Broadway & Gin Ling Way, take the bus to Flower St & 5th St, take the walk to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line, take the tram to Downtown Long Beach Station, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cupertino to Avalon via Santa Clara & 1st, 2nd & Santa Clara, San Fernando & 7th, San Jose, CA - State University, Los Angeles Union Station, San Pedro Catalina Terminal Amtrak, and San Pedro Berth 95 in around 12h 50m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
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 Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro A Line to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Berryessa to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to San Juan Capistrano station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Metrolink Trains
Bus operators
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San José, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
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 Jose, CA - State University to Los Angeles, CA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
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
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to San Pedro Catalina Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from East San Jose to Downtown Long Beach
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Frances & Olson
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Stevens Creek & De Anza to Berryessa Transit Center
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Ferry operators
Catalina Express
Website
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from San Pedro Berth 95 to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com

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