There are 7 ways to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island by bus, ferry, plane, car or train

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

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Bus Greyhound USA, ferry  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 1429 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$75 - $124

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Bus Tufesa, ferry  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, CA to Huntington Park
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$76 - $96

Fly Fresno to Los Angeles, ferry  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Los Angeles (LAX) FAT - LAX
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$228 - $754

Drive to Mammoth Lakes, fly to Los Angeles, ferry  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Fresno to Mammoth Lakes
  2. Fly from Mammoth Lakes (MMH) to Los Angeles (LAX) MMH - LAX
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$179 - $466

Fly Fresno to Santa Ana, ferry  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Santa Ana (SNA) FAT - SNA
  2. Take the ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon

$220 - $947

Fly Fresno to San Diego, train, ferry  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Diego (SAN) FAT - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
  3. Take the ferry from Dana Point to Avalon

$154 - $417

Bus to Merced, fly to Los Angeles, ferry  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
  2. Fly from Merced (MCE) to Los Angeles (LAX) MCE - LAX
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$125 - $222

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fresno and Santa Catalina Island is 246 miles.

The best way to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 8 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Fresno Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Santa Catalina Island. Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island.
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  • Distance: 246.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

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

There is no direct connection from Fresno to Avalon. However, you can take the bus to Los Angeles, Ca, take the line 9455 bus to Long Beach, Ca, take the walk to L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Sw, take the line 51 bus to First & Shelter G S, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fresno to Avalon via Tulare - Fagan Aly, Fresno, CA, Huntington Park, Pacific / Florence, Artesia Station, Artesia Station Layover Area, Ocean & Pine Ne, and Long Beach in around 12 h 6 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Fresno to Santa Ana via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Fresno to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Fresno to Santa Ana via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to Huntington Park
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
GotoBus
Ferry operators
Catalina Express
Website
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
catalinaexpress.com
Catalina Tours
Website
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Newport Beach, CA to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
catalinatours.net

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