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

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

Bus, ferry  •  8 h 32 min

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

$69 - $110

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, ferry  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fresno, CA to Los Angeles, CA 5885
  2. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$42 - $48

5 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon

$90 - $156

Fly Fresno to Los Angeles, ferry  •  6 h 41 min

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

$228 - $754

Fly Fresno to Long Beach, ferry  •  9 h 10 min

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

$150 - $423

Fly Fresno to San Diego, train, ferry  •  8 h 22 min

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

$171 - $434

Bus to Merced, fly to Los Angeles, ferry  •  9 h 24 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

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 walk to 7th / Decatur, take the line 60 bus to 7th / Olive, take the walk to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, take the tram to Downtown Long Beach Station, take the walk to Pacific & Ocean Nw, take the line 121 bus to Catalina Landing N, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fresno to Avalon via Los Angeles, CA, Union Station(Alameda & Los Angeles), 7th & Flower, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, Downtown Long Beach Station, Pacific & Ocean Nw, Catalina Landing N, and Long Beach in around 8 h 52 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Long Beach via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fresno to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Fresno to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
Ferry operators
Catalina Express
Website
catalinaexpress.com
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h
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 Dana Point to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
catalinatours.net

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island?

The distance between Fresno and Santa Catalina Island is 394 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island?

The cheapest way to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island is to Amtrak Thruway and ferry which costs $40 - $50 and takes 8 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island?

The quickest way to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island is to fly and ferry which takes 6 h 41 min and costs $220 - $800.

How long does it take to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island?

It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to get from Fresno to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.